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Worksite-screenings for hypertension with follow-up: experiences from the Munich Blood Pressure Program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2711759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1983/84, the Munich Blood Pressure Program (MBP) performed worksite screenings for arterial hypertension at 18 Munich companies. A participation of 51% (n = 7310) was achieved. After duplicate measurements of casual blood pressure 1084 participants were suspected of having actual hypertension. All suspected cases were invited for a reexamination to reduce the number of false-positive hypertensives. Individuals with persisting hypertension after this two-step-screening were predominantly male, on the average younger than 50 years and showed a low level of antihypertensive drug treatment. About 75% of all detected hypertensives saw a family physician subsequent to the screenings for further management. Referrals and patient compliance were frequently reinforced by a computer based reminder system. A follow-up examination was performed among the MBP participants after two years. It showed that in 417 confirmed hypertensives of the primary screenings a marked increase in the proportion of treated and controlled hypertensives had occurred. This was true for younger and older hypertensives.
H W Hense; U Keil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sozial- und Präventivmedizin     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0303-8408     ISO Abbreviation:  Soz Praventivmed     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-08     Completed Date:  1989-06-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502479     Medline TA:  Soz Praventivmed     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
GSF-Medis Institut, Neuherberg bei München.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination
Germany, West
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Mass Screening / methods*
Middle Aged
Occupational Health Services*
Population Surveillance

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