Journal article

May Measurement Month 2018: a pragmatic global screening campaign to raise awareness of blood pressure by the International Society of Hypertension

Thomas Beaney, Louise M Burrell, Rafael R Castillo, Fadi J Charchar, Suzie Cro, Albertino Damasceno, Ruan Kruger, Peter M Nilsson, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Agustin J Ramirez, Markus P Schlaich, Aletta E Schutte, Maciej Tomaszewski, Rhian Touyz, Ji-Guang Wang, Michael A Weber, Neil R Poulter, Genc Burazeri, Gentiana Qirjako, Enver Roshi Show all

European Heart Journal | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIMS: Raised blood pressure (BP) is the biggest contributor to mortality and disease burden worldwide and fewer than half of those with hypertension are aware of it. May Measurement Month (MMM) is a global campaign set up in 2017, to raise awareness of high BP and as a pragmatic solution to a lack of formal screening worldwide. The 2018 campaign was expanded, aiming to include more participants and countries. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighty-nine countries participated in MMM 2018. Volunteers (≥18 years) were recruited through opportunistic sampling at a variety of screening sites. Each participant had three BP measurements and completed a questionnaire on demographic, lifestyle, and environmenta..

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Funding Acknowledgements

May Measurement Month (MMM) is an initiative of the International Society of Hypertension. May Measurement Month 2018 was generously supported by Imperial College London and Servier through the Institut la Conference Hippocrate. As a supporter of the study, Servier had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of the report. The first and corresponding authors had full access to all the data in the study and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.