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Retest-reliability and convergent validity of noninvasive blood pressure determination: arm sphygmomanometry vs. Peñaz-method.
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PMID:  9451575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blood pressure is usually determined by arm sphygmomanometry. However, this technique does not allow continuous blood pressure monitoring. Over the last years, a technique introduced by Peñaz makes it feasible to determine blood pressure noninvasively and continuously from the finger artery. Study on 46 normotensives showed that both methods have high retest-reliabilities for systolic blood pressure while for diastolic blood pressure, arm sphygmomanometry resulted in lower reliabilities than the Peñaz-method. Between-method-comparisons showed only small correlations. Diastolic blood pressure levels were significantly lower in the Peñaz-method than in arm sphygmomanometry. In conclusion, blood pressure levels determined by arm sphygmomanometry and the Peñaz-method differ systematically because of different methodologies. If blood pressure or blood pressure changes are determined, the method and the circumstances of its application need to be carefully reported.
J Kugler; J Rollnik; N Schmitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical monitoring and computing     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0167-9945     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Monit Comput     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-04     Completed Date:  1998-03-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8601284     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Monit Comput     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Medical Psychology, University Hospital of RWTH, Aachen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods*,  standards
Reproducibility of Results
Sphygmomanometers / standards*

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