Practice and awareness of physicians regarding home blood pressure measurement in Japan

  title={Practice and awareness of physicians regarding home blood pressure measurement in Japan},
  author={Taku Obara and Takayoshi Ohkubo and Hidefumi Fukunaga and Mitsuru Kobayashi and Michihiro Satoh and Hirohito Metoki and Kei Asayama and Ryusuke Inoue and Masahiro Kikuya and Nariyasu Mano and Masaaki Miyakawa and Yutaka Imai},
  journal={Hypertension Research},
The Japanese Society of Hypertension published guidelines for home blood pressure (HBP) measurement in 2003 and for the management of hypertension in 2004. The objective of this study was to investigate the status of physicians’ practice and awareness of HBP measurement based on the Japanese guidelines and compare the status between immediately after and 4 years after publication of the guidelines. A questionnaire survey regarding HBP was conducted among physicians who attended educational… CONTINUE READING


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