Home blood pressure-measuring devices: a comparative study of accuracy.

@article{Evans1989HomeBP,
  title={Home blood pressure-measuring devices: a comparative study of accuracy.},
  author={Claire E Evans and R. Brian Haynes and Charlie H. Goldsmith and Sheila A Hewson},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={1989},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={133-42}
}
Self monitoring of blood pressure by hypertensive patients has been shown to be of value and is increasingly popular. However, the accuracy and ease of use of at least some of the equipment for home use is questionable. We tested 23 pairs of home blood pressure devices, using static methods, trained observers with volunteer subjects and hypertensive patients. Eleven (48%) of the 23 pairs of devices tested were found inconsistent with their duplicate and failed the standards for automated… CONTINUE READING