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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2015

Cardiovascular Disease: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions for Improved Blood Pressure Control – When Combined with Additional Support

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends self-measured blood pressure monitoring interventions when combined with additional support to improve blood pressure outcomes in patients with high blood pressure based on strong evidence of effectiveness. Self-measured blood pressure monitoring interventions support and promote the use of personal blood pressure measurement devices in the management and treatment of high blood pressure. Patients are trained to use validated, and usually automated, blood pressure measurement devices on a regular basis in familiar settings, typically their homes. Patients share blood pressure readings with their health care providers during clinic visits, by telephone, or electronically. These measurements are monitored and used in treatment decisions to improve blood pressure control. Interventions combined with additional support include 1 or more of the following: one-on-one patient counseling on medications and health behavior changes (e.g., diet and exercise); educational sessions on high blood pressure and blood pressure self-management; access to electronic or web-based tools (e.g., electronic requests for medication refills, text or email reminders to measure blood pressure or attend appointments, direct communications with health care providers via secure messaging). Self-measured blood pressure monitoring interventions are often used with team-based care.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Heart Disease and Stroke
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Cardiovascular Disease: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions for Improved Blood Pressure Control – When Combined with Additional Support. c2015– [cited 2016 May 9]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cardiovascular-disease-self-measured-blood-pressure-with-additional-support