Self measurement of blood pressure: a community survey

McManus, R. J.; Ryan, A.; Greenfield, S.; Pattison, H. M.; Clifford, S.; Marriott, J.; Wilson, S.
September 2007
Journal of Human Hypertension;Sep2007, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p741
Academic Journal
The article reports on a community survey in Birmingham, England which showed that nine percent of a randomly selected population sample had self-tested their own blood pressure. The advent of accurate automated electric sphygmomanometers means that blood pressure measurement is no longer uniquely the preserve of trained nursing or medical staff.


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