The REVERSE study is investigating whether self-monitoring is practical and acceptable for people with raised blood pressure (pre-hypertension, PHT) and health care professionals within primary care.
We know that people with high blood pressure are at increased risk of heart disease, stroke and other health problems. Blood pressure self-monitoring has been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of these problems for people classed as hypertensive (high blood pressure within the range requiring interventions).
Whether the same benefit is possible for people with raised blood pressure (but not yet classed as hypertensive) is unknown.
Before planning further research to see if this is helpful, we need to find out whether this approach is feasible and acceptable.
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