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Self-measured blood pressures at home and during consulting hours: are there any differences?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2258778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Home blood pressures are lower than casual blood pressures and this difference is probably due to physician-patient interaction in a clinical stress situation. In order to prove this assumption we compared the casual blood pressures of 127 subjects, measured by a physician and by the subjects themselves in the presence of the physician, with self-measured values obtained at home over a 7-day observation period. The casual pressures were higher than the home pressures (delta = 7.6/3.9 mmHg) regardless of whether they were taken by the physician or by the subjects themselves in the presence of the physician. The subjects' casual readings (132.9 +/- 17.5/87.6 +/- 12 mmHg) were slightly, but significantly, higher than those measured by the physician (131.9 +/- 18.4/86.3 +/- 12.6 mmHg) and both systolic and diastolic self-measured casual values were highly significantly correlated with the physician's readings (r = 0.92 and 0.91, respectively; P less than 0.01).
T Mengden; B Bättig; D Edmonds; T Jeck; R Huss; A Sachindis; M Schubert; H Feltkamp; W Vetter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0952-1178     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hypertens Suppl     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-31     Completed Date:  1991-01-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501422     Medline TA:  J Hypertens Suppl     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S15-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Zurich.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Determination / methods*
Hypertension / diagnosis,  prevention & control*
Mass Screening*
Middle Aged
Referral and Consultation
Social Environment*

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