Estimating the blood pressure measurement frequency for optimum reliability

M Karami, A Biderafsh, Manoochehr Karami
2015 Downloaded from journal.qums.ac.ir at   unpublished
The aim of this cross-sectional, methodological study was to estimate the blood pressure measurement frequency for optimum reliability. The study was conducted on available data from the non-communicable diseases risk factors surveillance system for Hamadan Province in 2009. The sample size was 984. The reliability of systolic and diastolic blood pressure was measured using Intra-Class Correlation (ICC). ICC for twice measurements of systolic and diastolic blood pressure was 0.93 and 0.90,
more » ... ctively. It seems that application of this method is beneficial to overcome the limitations of repeated measurements including ethical considerations and financial issues. Citation: Karami M, Biderafsh A. Estimating the blood pressure measurement frequency for optimum reliability.
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