The effect of clothes on blood pressure measurement | Ertuğ | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
 
میز اداری صندلی مدیریتی صندلی اداری تبلیغات کلیکی میز تلویزیون پاراگلایدر آگهی رایگان محسن چاوشی مسیح و آرش آهنگ جدید لباس زیر شورت زنانه خرید اینترنتی وبلاگدهی گن لاغری

The effect of clothes on blood pressure measurement

Nurcan Ertuğ, Tugba Cakal, Syeda Busra Ozturk, Muhammet Verim

Abstract


Objective: To determine the effect of clothes on blood pressure measurement.

Methods: One group pretest-posttest design was used in this study. The study consisted of 162 undergraduate students studying nursing and physiotherapy at a university in Ankara, Turkey. Blood pressure was measured over the sleeve and below a rolled-up sleeve with a mercury-filled column sphygmomanometer. All blood pressure measurements were performed on the right arm during morning hours by the same nurse. Each participant’s height, weight and clothing thickness were measured.

Results: The mean age of the participants was 20.71. The median systolic blood pressure values were 110.07 mmHg over the sleeve and 110.37 mmHg below the rolled-up sleeve. There were no statistically significant differences between measurements taken over the sleeve and below a rolled-up sleeve (p=0.222). The median diastolic blood pressure values were 69.56 mmHg over the sleeve and 69.59 mmHg below the rolled-up sleeve. There were no statistically significant differences between measurements taken over the sleeve and below a rolled-up sleeve (p=0.572).

Conclusion: It was found that clothes have no statistically significant effect on systolic/diastolic blood pressure measurements. Measuring blood pressure over a sleeve may save time.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.331.11811

How to cite this:Ertug N, Cakal T, Ozturk SB, Verim M. The effect of clothes on blood pressure measurement. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(1):205-209.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.331.11811

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