Patients’ preference for ambulatory versus home blood pressure monitoring

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — marzo 14th, 2014 — 10:05 under investigaciones

Patients’ preference for ambulatory versus home blood pressure monitoring

InvestigacionesPor: E G Nasothimiou, N Karpettas, M G Dafni y G S Stergiou.  Journal of Human Hypertension (2014) 28, 224–229.

Patient’s preference might influence compliance with antihypertensive treatment and thereby long-term blood pressure (BP) control. This study compared patients’ preference in using ambulatory (ABPM) versus home BP monitoring (HBPM). Subjects referred for hypertension were evaluated with 24-h ABPM and 7-day HBPM. Participants filled a questionnaire including demographics and Likert scale questions regarding their acceptance, preference, disturbance, activity restriction and feasibility of using ABPM and HBPM. A total of 119 patients were invited and 104 (87%) were included (mean age 51±11 years, 58% men, 38% time to work >8h). A total of 82% reported a positive overall opinion for HBPM versus 63% for ABPM (P<0.05). 62% considered ABPM as more reliable than HBPM but 60% would choose HBPM for their next BP evaluation (P<0.05 for both comparisons).

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