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What are specialist and primary care clinicians' attitudes and practices regarding home blood pressure monitoring for hypertensive patients?
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PMID:  22338739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Practice guidelines recommend home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) in the management of hypertension. We surveyed generalists and subspecialists regarding HBPM attitudes and practices in hypertensive patients. Both use HBPM for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes but question the evidence regarding HBPM efficacy. Standardized implementation and monitoring methods to improve HBPM practices are absent. Both generalists and specialists have concerns about HBPM instrument capabilities and perceive patient physical limitations and negative attitudes as additional barriers to effective blood pressure monitoring outside the office.
Authors:
William C Steinmann; Rebecca Chitima-Matsiga; Sarika Bagree
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Missouri medicine     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0026-6620     ISO Abbreviation:  Mo Med     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400744     Medline TA:  Mo Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine, USA.
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