Journal Article


Patricia M Kearney
Ivan J Perry
Ronan J Curtin
Anne Marie O'Flynn


Medicine & Nursing

blood pressure tool awareness treatment hypertension 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring prevalence electronic health record

Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control: Should 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring be the Tool of Choice? (2015)

Abstract We aimed to examine hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in a community sample and investigate the impact of using 24 hour ABPM. Office blood pressure (BP) was taken from the electronic health record. Study BP was measured by standardised methods. Participants were invited to undergo ABPM. Hypertension was defined by accepted thresholds or anti-hypertensive use. Standardised questions assessed awareness and treatment. Control was defined as anti-hypertensive use with BP below normal threshold. There were 931 (45%) participants with office BP, study BP and ABPM. By study BP, hypertension prevalence was 60%, awareness 59%, 60% were treated and 46% controlled. By daytime ABPM threshold, prevalence was 61%, awareness 59%, 59% were treated and 54% controlled. ABPM reclassified 13.5% from normotensive to hypertensive and 14.5% from hypertensive to normotensive. ABPM may not hugely impact population hypertension prevalence but at an individual level it reduces misclassification and facilitates more appropriate management.
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Patricia M Kearney, Ivan J Perry, Ronan J Curtin, Anne Marie O'Flynn

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Patricia M. Kearney
University College Cork
Total Publications: 128
Ivan J Perry
University College Cork
Total Publications: 188
Ronan J Curtin
IT Blanchardstown
Total Publications: 4
Anne Marie O'Flynn
University College Cork
Total Publications: 8