A study was undertaken to assess the accuracy of the Omron HEM-907 blood pressure measuring device for use in community studies. A modified version of the British Hypertension Society (BHS) and American Association for the Advancement Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) protocol for measuring the accuracy of a blood pressure measuring device was used. A total of 104 subjects were recruited from two clinics. Observer-observer agreement for readings within the 5 mmHg was good; 80.8% and 84.6% of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) agreement respectively. Of the two, the better observer-device agreement readings within the 5 mmHg were 66.4% and 50.0% for SBP and DBP respectively, giving an overall grade B. The mean differences and standard deviation of the differences were within < or =5 mmHg with a standard deviation (SD) of < or =8 mmHg. The Omron HEM-907 satisfied both the AAMI and BHS protocols for accuracy for a non-invasive blood pressure monitoring device using single observer readings.
Study site: Klinik Kesihatan Shah Alam, Selangor; Hypertension clinic, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Device: Standard device: mercury sphygmomanometer (brand?); test device: oscillometric automated electronic BP monitor (Omron HEM-907).
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