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The Effect of Frequent Self Measurements of Blood Pressure on the Control of Hypertension

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00459017
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 11, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Despite knowledge regarding the importance of controlling patients' blood pressure (BP) only 30% of treated patients achieve BP goals. Our objective was to determine the effect of frequent self measurements of BP in the patients' natural environment as a mean to improve BP control. Our hypothesis was that frequent measurements of BP will reduce mean BP levels.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Device: Portable blood pressure wrist manometer Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Frequent Self Measurements of Blood Pressure on the Control of Hypertension
Study Start Date : December 2002
Study Completion Date : June 2005
Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Meam blood pressure

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satisfaction
  2. Quality of life

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signing an informed consent form
  • Having a diagnosis of hypertension for more than one year according to patients'records.
  • receiving at least one medication for hypertension
  • A reasonable understanding of Hebrew
  • An ambulatory state enabling regular visits to a primary physician in the community and self-measurement of hypertension using the electronic device

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of willingness to participate in the study.Known arrhythmia
  • Malignant disease
  • Poor understanding of Hebrew
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00459017

Kupat Holim Meuhedet
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Yasmin Maor, MD Sheba Medical Center
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00459017     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA -02-2773-YM-CTIL
First Posted: April 11, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
24 hour ambulatory blood pressure measurement
Mean blood pressure
Wrist manometer
Frequent measurement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases