Is self monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy safe and effective?

James A. Hodgkinson, Katherine L. Tucker, Carole Crawford, Sheila M. Greenfield, Carl Heneghan, Lisa Hinton, Khalid Khan, Louise Locock, Lucy Mackillop, Christine McCourt, Mary Selwood, Richard J. McManus

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Guidelines encourage the use of self monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy, and research suggests that women prefer it. But Hodgkinson and colleagues explain that our enthusiasm may run ahead of the evidence and call for more research before it is routinely adopted.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberg6616
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalBMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2014

Bibliographical note

This article forms part of a larger study of blood pressure monitoring in
pregnancy funded by the NIHR National School of Primary Care. We
acknowledge the support of the NIHR Oxford Collaboration for
Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, and the invaluable
contribution of Tricia Carver, Margaret Glogowska, and Ursula Saunders,
patient representatives, in discussions relating to this review. We thank
Jim Thornton and Lucy Chappell, who reviewed a previous version of
this article.


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