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Self-monitoring of blood pressure in hypertension: A systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis:
Conclusions Self-monitoring alone is not associated with lower BP or better control, but in conjunction with co-interventions (including systematic medication titration by doctors, pharmacists, or patients; education; or lifestyle counselling) leads to clinically significant BP reduction which persists for at least 12 months. The implementation of self-monitoring in hypertension should be accompanied by such co-interventions.
Background• Self-monitoring of BP appears to lower BP in people with hypertension, over and above usual care.• Implementation of self-monitoring has been inconsistent, perhaps because important evidence gaps remain regarding how best to use it and for which patient groups…more