Agreement Between Community Pharmacy, Physicians Office, and Home Blood Pressure Measurement Methods: The Palmera Study

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Nature Publishing Group
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
American Journal Of Hypertension, 2012, 25 (3), pp. 290 - 296
Issue Date:
2012-01
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Background The usefulness of the community pharmacy blood pressure (BP) (CPBP) method in assessing the effectiveness of antihypertensive treatment has not been adequately studied. The aim of this study was to assess the agreement between community pharmacy, home, and physician office BP (POBP) measurement methods in treated hypertensive patients. Methods BP was measured at the pharmacy (three visits), at home (4 days) and at the physician office (three visits). The Lin correlation-concordance coefficient (CCC) was used to evaluate the quantitative agreement. The qualitative agreement between methods to establish the patients hypertensive state was evaluated using the ?-coefficient. Using home BP (HBP) monitoring as the reference method, the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratios of the CPBP and POBP measurement methods were calculated.
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