General practitioner's reported use of clinical guidelines for hypertension and ambulatory blood pressure.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233619
Title:
General practitioner's reported use of clinical guidelines for hypertension and ambulatory blood pressure.
Authors:
Flynn, E; Flavin, A
Affiliation:
Western Regional General Practice Training Programme, Co Galway. evaflynn@hotmail.com
Citation:
General practitioner's reported use of clinical guidelines for hypertension and ambulatory blood pressure. 2012, 105 (3):89-91 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233619
PubMed ID:
22558820
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=General%20Practitioner%E2%80%99s%20Reported%20Use%20of%20Clinical%20Guidelines%20for%20Hypertension%20and%20Ambulatory%20Blood%20Pressure
Abstract:
ABPM is an invaluable clinical tool, as it has been shown to improve blood pressure control in primary care. Many clinical guidelines for hypertension advocate ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. This study aims to quantify the use of clinical guidelines for hypertension and to explore the role of ABPM in Primary Care. A questionnaire survey was sent to GPs working in the West of Ireland. 88% (n=139) of GPs use clinical guidelines that recommend the use of ABPM. 82% (n=130) of GPs find use of clinic blood pressure monitoring insufficient for the diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension. Despite good access to ABPM, GPs report lack of remuneration, 72% (n=116), cost 68% (n=108), and lack of time, 51% (n=83) as the main limiting factors to use of ABPM. GPs recognise the clinical value of ABPM, but this study identifies definite barriers to the use of ABPM in Primary Care.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Attitude of Health Personnel; Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory; Female; General Practice; Guideline Adherence; Humans; Hypertension; Ireland; Male; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Primary Health Care; Time Factors
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFlynn, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorFlavin, Aen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T10:17:27Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T10:17:27Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-
dc.identifier.citationGeneral practitioner's reported use of clinical guidelines for hypertension and ambulatory blood pressure. 2012, 105 (3):89-91 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22558820-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233619-
dc.description.abstractABPM is an invaluable clinical tool, as it has been shown to improve blood pressure control in primary care. Many clinical guidelines for hypertension advocate ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. This study aims to quantify the use of clinical guidelines for hypertension and to explore the role of ABPM in Primary Care. A questionnaire survey was sent to GPs working in the West of Ireland. 88% (n=139) of GPs use clinical guidelines that recommend the use of ABPM. 82% (n=130) of GPs find use of clinic blood pressure monitoring insufficient for the diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension. Despite good access to ABPM, GPs report lack of remuneration, 72% (n=116), cost 68% (n=108), and lack of time, 51% (n=83) as the main limiting factors to use of ABPM. GPs recognise the clinical value of ABPM, but this study identifies definite barriers to the use of ABPM in Primary Care.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=General%20Practitioner%E2%80%99s%20Reported%20Use%20of%20Clinical%20Guidelines%20for%20Hypertension%20and%20Ambulatory%20Blood%20Pressureen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGeneral Practice-
dc.subject.meshGuideline Adherence-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHypertension-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Care-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleGeneral practitioner's reported use of clinical guidelines for hypertension and ambulatory blood pressure.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWestern Regional General Practice Training Programme, Co Galway. evaflynn@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
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