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Patient assessment of self-measurement of blood pressure: results of a telephone survey in Germany.
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PMID:  8723985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To obtain information on the adoption of self-measurement of blood pressure by hypertensives and their attending physicians. METHODS: Callers to the Cardiovascular Hotline Heidelberg revealing themselves to have high blood pressure were interviewed about self-recording of blood pressure. RESULTS: Among the callers about 70% practised self-measurement. Half of them bought a device on their own initiative, one-third on recommendation or prescription by their physician. A quarter of those practising the technique were introduced to it by experienced personnel and a comparable number were adequately informed about the aims and objectives. Nevertheless, more than half of those practising self-measurement claimed to be coping better with the disease. CONCLUSIONS: The data indicate that self-monitoring is widely practised by hypertensives in Germany. In contrast to this finding, too few physicians have adopted home-recording as a useful tool in the treatment of hypertension.
H J Krecke; P Lütkes; M Maiwald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hypertension     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0263-6352     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-17     Completed Date:  1996-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306882     Medline TA:  J Hypertens     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
German Hypertension Society, Heidelberg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination* / instrumentation
Hypertension / therapy
Middle Aged

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