Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure in Hypertension: A UK Primary Care Survey

Sabrina Grant, M S Haque, A Nouwen, S M Greenfield, R J McManus

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This study aimed to determine the prevalence of Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure amongst people with hypertension using a cross-sectional survey. Of the 955 who replied (53%), 293 (31%) reported that they self-monitored blood pressure. Nearly 60% (198/331) self-monitored at least monthly. Diabetic patients monitoring their blood glucose were five times more likely than those not monitoring to monitor their blood pressure. Self-monitoring is less common in the UK than internationally, but is practiced by enough people to warrant greater integration into clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582068
JournalInternational Journal of Hypertension
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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