Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring
Conclusions (1 of 2)
SMBP alone, when compared to usual care, yielded a net reduction in clinic systolic BP and diastolic BP at 6 months and at 12 months. Meta-analysis showed that the net reduction in systolic BP and diastolic BP was statistically significant at 6 months but not at 12 months.
SMBP monitoring, in conjunction with some form of additional support strategy, resulted in a consistently greater BP reduction up to 12 months, when compared to usual care. Given the wide variability in the additional support strategy used in the studies reviewed, the effectiveness of one strategy relative to the other could not be determined.
Keywords: conclusions | take-home messages | main points | SMBP | BP | usual care | additional support | meta-analysis
- Uhlig K, Balk EM, Patel K, et al. Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 45 (Prepared by Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10055-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2012. AHRQ Publication No.12-EHC002-EF. Available at: http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/selfmeasuredbp.cfm.
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