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A self-measurement device suitable for hospital use: validation of the Spengler Pro M according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension.
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PMID:  18496298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension affects the global population. The effective management of hypertension requires accurate measurement and monitoring of blood pressure. We evaluated the accuracy of a self-measurement device, with features suitable for hospital practice, in an adult population according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension. METHODS: After ethical approval, trained observers using a double-headed stethoscope took nine sequential same arm measurements from 33 participants, alternating between mercury sphygmomanometry and the test device. Anyone with an arrhythmia or unclear Korotkoff sounds was excluded. Data was analyzed according to the protocol guidelines. RESULTS: The device passed all the criteria of the International Protocol with 79/94/97 and 72/92/97 of systolic and diastolic differences, respectively within 5/10/15 mmHg of the mercury standard. It also achieved the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation criteria with a mean difference (standard deviation) of -0.3 (5.8) mmHg for systolic and -0.4 (6.4) mmHg for diastolic pressure. CONCLUSION: The Spengler Pro M device can be recommended for clinical use in an adult population, according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension. Accuracy in special populations such as those with an arrhythmia or diabetes should be investigated separately.
Annemarie de Greeff; Na'eem Ahmed; Edward Sheppard; Andrew H Shennan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure monitoring     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1359-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press Monit     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-22     Completed Date:  2008-08-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606438     Medline TA:  Blood Press Monit     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
King's College London, Maternal and Fetal Research Unit, Division of Reproduction and Endocrinology, North Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*
Blood Pressure Monitors*
Middle Aged
Oscillometry / instrumentation
Reproducibility of Results

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