Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure for Improving Adherence to Antihypertensive Medicines and Blood Pressure Control: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — noviembre 10th, 2014 — 14:02 under Editorial

Los trabajos y opiniones que aquí se exponen son orientadores de lo que se publica en Cuba y en el mundo sobre aspectos relevantes de la hipertensión arterial.

Editorial

Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure for Improving Adherence to Antihypertensive Medicines and Blood Pressure Control: A Randomized Controlled Trial

EditorialPor: Masumeh Hosseininasab, Zahra Jahangard-Rafsanjani, Abbas Mohagheghi, Amir Sarayani, Arash Rashidian, Mohammadreza Javadi, Alireza Ahmadvand, Molouk Hadjibabaie,  y Kheirollah Gholam.    American Journal of Hypertension  Volume 27, Issue 11 Pp. 1339-1345.

Self-monitoring is reported to have limited efficacy for hypertension management in high-income countries. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of self-monitoring on blood pressure (BP) control in an Iranian population. A randomized controlled trial was conducted on 196 mild to moderate hypertensive patients in an outpatient cardiovascular clinic. Patients in the intervention group received a wrist self-monitoring device and were educated to measure and document their BP daily during the study period.  Our study could not confirm that self-monitoring can improve BP control in patients with frequent medical visits.

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