New technology means that self-measurement or testing of blood pressure (BP) is potentially available for many people but few data exist on how common it is. A community survey in Birmingham, UK in June 2005 (2931 responders; response rate 54%) of self-testing of BP showed that 9% of a randomly selected population sample had self-tested their own BP. Greater public awareness of BP through self-testing has the potential to improve the detection and treatment of BP but this will only be possible if professionals are aware of it.
McManus, R. J., Ryan, A., Greenfield, S., Pattison, H. M., Clifford, S., Marriott, J., & Wilson, S. (2007). Self measurement of blood pressure: A community survey. Journal of Human Hypertension, 21(9), 741-743. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.jhh.1002217