Blood Pressure Self-Measurement

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017:956:97-107. doi: 10.1007/5584_2016_151.


Blood pressure self-measurement has been used extensively as part of several clinical processes including in the home monitoring setting for mitigating white coat effect and gaining more detailed insights into the blood pressure variability of patients over time. Self-measurement of BP is also being used as part of telemonitoring and telemedicine processes, as well as in the waiting rooms and self-measurement rooms of general practice clinics, specialized hospital department's outpatient clinics, and in other types of care facilitates and institutions.The aim of this review is to provide an overview of where, when, and how blood pressure self-measurement is being used, which official clinical guidelines and procedures are available for its implementation, as well as the opportunities and challenges that are related to its use.

Keywords: Ambulatory blood pressure measurement; Automated office blood pressure measurement; Blood pressure; Guidelines; Home blood pressure monitoring; Hypertension; Office blood pressure measurement; Recommendations; Self-measurement.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods*
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / standards
  • Blood Pressure*
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / diagnosis*
  • Hypertension / physiopathology
  • Patient Compliance
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Reproducibility of Results