Stroke patients' perceptions of home blood pressure monitoring: a qualitative study.

  title={Stroke patients' perceptions of home blood pressure monitoring: a qualitative study.},
  author={Shazia Ovaisi and Judith M Ibison and Miranda Leontowitsch and Geoff Cloud and Pippa Oakeshott and Sally M Kerry},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  volume={61 590},
BACKGROUND Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the UK. Hypertension is the leading modifiable risk factor for stroke. There is increasing interest n home blood pressure monitors for self-monitoring, but no published research on the experiences of stroke patients who do self-monitor. AIM To explore stroke patients' experiences of self-monitoring with nurse-led support. DESIGN AND SETTING A qualitative study of 26 (66%) patients from the first 39 participants to complete the… CONTINUE READING

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