Blood pressure stability of normotensives and mild hypertensives in different settings.

M. M. Llabre, G. H. Ironson, S. B. Spitzer, M. D. Gellman, D. J. Weidler, N. Schneiderman

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Abstract

Generalizability theory was used to examine the stability of blood pressure (BP) measurement in normotensives and mild hypertensives. Three to six readings at home or at work provided adequate reliability for the same day in each setting. Under structured laboratory conditions, two to three BP measures taken on each of 2 to 3 days for systolic and diastolic BP provided conservative estimates that were generalizable across days. Finally, generalizations across settings called for five or more measurements taken in at least two settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-137
Number of pages11
JournalHealth psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
Volume7 Suppl
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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