Self-monitoring blood pressure and its effect on blood pressure in hypertensive patients

M. Isfan Rialdy, Siti Farida

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Abstract

Introduction: Hypertension remains a health problem with prevalence of approximately 1 in 4 people worldwide. Hypertension is identical with increasing risk of cardiovascular events and mortality of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Blood pressure control is one important step. Self-measuring blood pressure is a simple method and is recommended by various guidelines to improve blood pressure control also to reduce the complications of hypertension. Methods: Literature search was conducted on three databases, namely PubMed®, Cochrane®, and Science Direct® which resulted in 3 articles that were considered relevant. Results: Based on critical appraisal of one article a meta-analysis and two randomized controlled trials (RCTs), authors found that there is a significant difference statistically and clinically in hypertensive patients who were given self-measuring blood pressure as treatment compared to standard therapy. Conclusion: Self-monitoring blood pressure should be recommended to be applied in hypertensive patients due to its capability improve the control of hypertensive patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6847-6850
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Clinic measurement
  • Hypertensive patient
  • Self-monitoring blood pressure
  • Standard therapy

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