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Content and delivery preferences for information to support the management of high blood pressure


Chapman, N and Marques, FZ and Picone, DS and Adji, A and Broughton, BRS and Dinh, QN and Gabb, G and Lambert, GW and Mihailidou, AS and Nelson, MR and Stowasser, M and Schlaich, M and Schultz, MG and Mynard, JP and Climie, RE, Content and delivery preferences for information to support the management of high blood pressure, Journal of human hypertension pp. 1-5. ISSN 1476-5527 (2022) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1038/s41371-022-00723-8


Blood pressure(BP) management interventions have been shown to be more effective when accompanied by appropriate patient education. As high BP remains poorly controlled, there may be gaps in patient knowledge and education. Therefore, this study aimed to identify specific content and delivery preferences for information to support BP management among Australian adults from the general public. Given that BP management is predominantly undertaken by general practitioners(GPs), information preferences to support BP management were also ascertained from a small sample of Australian GPs. An online survey of adults was conducted to identify areas of concern for BP management to inform content preferences and preferred format for information delivery. A separate online survey was also delivered to GPs to determine preferred information sources to support BP management. Participants were recruited via social media. General public participants (n=465) were mostly female (68%), >60 years (57%) and 49% were taking BP-lowering medications. The management of BP without medications, and role of lifestyle in BP management were of concern among 30% and 26% of adults respectively. Most adults(73%) preferred to access BP management information from their GP. 57% of GPs (total n=23) preferred information for supporting BP management to be delivered via one-page summaries. This study identified that Australian adults would prefer more information about the management of BP without medications and via lifestyle delivered by their GP. This could be achieved by providing GPs with one-page summaries on relevant topics to support patient education and ultimately improve BP management.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:blood pressure, patient education
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Prevention of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Chapman, N (Dr Niamh Chapman)
UTAS Author:Picone, DS (Dr Dean Picone)
UTAS Author:Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)
UTAS Author:Schultz, MG (Dr Martin Schultz)
UTAS Author:Climie, RE (Dr Rachel Climie)
ID Code:153813
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-10-08
Last Modified:2023-01-13
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