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It's a confused market with so m ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:24pm

It's a confused market with so much competition as well in this area...I think from both end of the story....with this being a chronic condition to be monitored, and every body is a little different too...BD

The distrust of healthcare providers shown by people with high blood pressure impedes effective treatment, as emphasized in a new study published in Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In a systematic review and metasynthesis of eleven qualitative studies published between 2000 and 2005, including more than 500 patients, significant and problematic differences were identified in beliefs about the presence of symptoms, the need to take medications for the rest of one's life, and race-specific treatment plans.

"In the presence of ineffective partnering, differences between lay and professional beliefs about hypertension result in inadequate management of the disease," says study author Pam Schlomann, highlighting the need for greater cooperation in combating high blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure Problems Largely Misunderstood By Sufferers

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