Telecare is a valuable tool for hypertension management, a systematic review and meta-analysis

Willem J. Verberk*, Alfons G. H. Kessels, Theo Thien

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Abstract

There is an increasing interest for using telecare (TC) in the management of hypertension. A systematic review to the use of blood pressure (BP) measurement in TC has been performed (Medline/PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library), selecting randomized clinical trials that compared TC with usual care (UC) for hypertension management (treatment and/or coaching). Nine randomized clinical trials were selected (n=2501, 61.4 +/- 0.6 years, 42 +/- 2.7% males). Overall there was a significant larger decrease in the TC group than in the UC group for systolic (5.2 +/- 1.5 mmHg; P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
JournalBlood Pressure Monitoring
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • blood pressure measurement
  • e-health
  • hypertension
  • management
  • telecare
  • telemonitoring

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