Journal article

Standing Up Slowly Antagonises Initial Blood Pressure Decrease in Older Adults with Orthostatic Hypotension

Eline S Dde Bruine, Esmee M Reijnierse, Marijke C Trappenburg, Jantsje H Pasma, Oscar J de Vries, Carel GM Meskers, Andrea B Maier

Gerontology | KARGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is common in older adults and associated with increased morbidity and mortality, loss of independence and high health-care costs. Standing up slowly is a recommended non-pharmacological intervention. However, the effectiveness of this advice has not been well studied. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether standing up slowly antagonises posture-related blood pressure (BP) decrease in a clinically relevant population of geriatric outpatients. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 24 community-dwelling older adults referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic and diagnosed with OH were included. BP was measured continuously during 3..

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