The impact of observer and patient factors on the occurrence of digit preference for zero in blood pressure measurement in a hypertension specialty clinic: evidence for the need of continued observation.

@article{Graves2006TheIO,
  title={The impact of observer and patient factors on the occurrence of digit preference for zero in blood pressure measurement in a hypertension specialty clinic: evidence for the need of continued observation.},
  author={John W. Graves and Kent R. Bailey and Brandon R. Grossardt and Rachel E. Gullerud and Ryan A. Meverden and Diane E. Grill and Sheldon G. Sheps},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={567-72}
}
BACKGROUND Many investigators have reported unconscious over-reporting of the terminal digit zero but little literature exists on observer or patient-related factors that may predict the occurrence. This study analyzes the occurrence of zero preference in 52,827 blood pressure (BP) measurements in 8513 patients by 11 hypertension nurse specialists in the Hypertension Division at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. METHODS Data from the electronic database of the Hypertension Division from… CONTINUE READING