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Table 4 Use of home monitoring tests for all respondents, and by CAM use and gender

From: Self-care and adherence to medication: a survey in the hypertension outpatient clinic

  Total (%) n = 153 CAM users (%) n = 67 No CAM (%) n = 86
BP home monitor 66 (43.8) 33 (50.7) 33 (38.4)
Reason for home BP monitor    
   hypertension diagnosis 8 (14.3) 5 (15.2) 3 (9.1)
   advised by doctor 7 (12.5) 3 (9.1) 4 (12.1)
   to aid diagnosis 4 (7.1) 3 (9.1) 1 (3.0)
   felt unwell/concerned 4 (7.1) 1 (3.0) 3 (9.1)
   for monitoring 27 (48.2) 15 (45.5) 12 (36.4)
   already had access 2 (3.6) 1 (3.0) 1 (3.0)
   curiosity 1 (1.8) 0 1 (3.0)
   can't remember 1 (1.8) 0 1(3.0)
Source of monitor    
   Pharmacy/chemist 30 (45.5) 16 (48.5) 14 (42.4)
   Postal ordered 6 (9.1) 3 (9.1) 3 (9.1)
   Internet 1 (1.5) 0 1 (3.0)
   Family/friend 15 (22.7) 8 (24.2) 7 (21.2)
   Doctor 5 (7.6) 3 (9.1) 2 (6.1)
   Other 9 (13.6) 3 (9.1) 6 (18.2)
  1. BP: blood pressure