Document Detail

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
Related Documents :
19357029 - Role of 2-dimensional doppler echo-cardiography in screening portopulmonary hypertensio...
24189649 - Orthostatic hypertension-a new haemodynamic cardiovascular risk factor.
3228529 - Direct mail as a prompt for follow-up care among persons at risk for hypertension.
17053539 - Introversion associated with large differences between screening blood pressure and hom...
24195609 - One, two and three-dimensional ultrasound measurements of carotid atherosclerosis befor...
1554809 - Assessing the validity of childhood blood pressure screening: unbiased estimates of sen...
6195479 - Influence of aspirin on the hemodynamic effects of sublingual nitroglycerin.
4764429 - Systemic arterial baroreceptors in ducks and the consequences of their denervation on s...
2148149 - Age-related antihypertensive and haemodynamic effects of verapamil sr: clinical results...
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.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination
Germany, West
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Mass Screening / methods*
Middle Aged
Occupational Health Services*
Population Surveillance

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Awareness and treatment of hypercholesterolemia: results of the first survey of the MONICA Project A...
Next Document:  Prevention of tobacco use among adolescents in public schools in San Diego County, U.S.A.