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ESOC 2022 | Patient characteristics associated with non-adherence to blood pressure self-monitoring after stroke

The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) study assessed the effectiveness of an evidence-based, post-stroke care model on patient-centered outcomes. Individualized COMPASS care plans focused on recovery and secondary prevention, providing medical and community resources, and caregiver support. One aspect of the intervention was the emphasis on blood pressure self-monitoring. Cheryl Bushnell, MD, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Winston-Salem, NC, shares the findings of an analysis of characteristics of study participants who did not self-monitor blood pressure in the study. Significant clinical and demographics characteristics seen in the 25% of participants who were not recording their blood pressure included younger age, African American or Hispanic ethnicity, lack of insurance, history of depression, and no history of hypertension. These findings will help with targeted education and awareness in future trials of self-management in stroke. This interview took place at the ESOC 2022 congress in Lyon, France.