Self measurement of blood pressure: A community survey

R. J. McManus*, A. Ryan, S. Greenfield, Helen M. Pattison, S. Clifford, J. Marriott, S. Wilson

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New technology means that self-measurement or testing of blood pressure (BP) is potentially available for many people but few data exist on how common it is. A community survey in Birmingham, UK in June 2005 (2931 responders; response rate 54%) of self-testing of BP showed that 9% of a randomly selected population sample had self-tested their own BP. Greater public awareness of BP through self-testing has the potential to improve the detection and treatment of BP but this will only be possible if professionals are aware of it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-743
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Human Hypertension
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007


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