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Prevalence, prescribing and barriers to effective management of hypertension in older populations: a narrative review

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, October 2015
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Title
Prevalence, prescribing and barriers to effective management of hypertension in older populations: a narrative review
Published in
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40545-015-0042-6
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Tariq M Alhawassi, Ines Krass, Lisa G Pont

Abstract

Hypertension is the leading modifiable cause of mortality worldwide. Unlike many conditions where limited evidence exists for management of older individuals, multiple large, robust trials have provided a solid evidence-base regarding the management of hypertension in older adults. Understanding the impact of age on how the prevalence of hypertension and the role of pharmacotherapy in managing hypertension among older persons is a critical element is the provision of optimal health care for older populations. The aim of this study was to explore how the prevalence of hypertension changes with age, the evidence regarding pharmacological management in older adults and to identify known barriers to the optimal management of hypertension in older patients. A review of English language studies published prior to 2013 in Medline, Embase and Google scholar was conducted. Key search terms included hypertension, pharmacotherapy, and aged. The prevalence of hypertension was shown to increase with age, however there is good evidence for the use of a number of pharmacological agents to control blood pressure in older populations. System, physician and patient related barriers to optimal blood pressure control were identified. Despite good evidence for pharmacological management of hypertension among olderpopulations, under treatment of hypertension is an issue. Concerns regarding adverse effects appearcentral to under treatment of hypertension among older populations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 3%
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 34 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 31%
Student > Bachelor 6 17%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 39%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 14%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 8 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 October 2015.
All research outputs
#2,806,792
of 6,367,740 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
#59
of 88 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#94,798
of 196,773 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
#7
of 9 outputs
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