49 0

Does the accuracy of blood pressure measurement correlate with hearing loss of the observer?

Title
Does the accuracy of blood pressure measurement correlate with hearing loss of the observer?
Author
김인영
Keywords
auscultatory method; blood pressure; hearing level; hearing loss simulator
Issue Date
2014-02
Publisher
LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Citation
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING; FEB 2014, 19 1, p14-p18
Abstract
ObjectiveThe auscultatory method is influenced by the hearing level of the observers. If the observer has hearing loss, it is possible to measure blood pressure inaccurately by misreading the Korotkoff sounds at systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Because of the potential clinical problems this discrepancy may cause, we used a hearing loss simulator to determine how hearing level affects the accuracy of blood pressure measurements.Materials and methodsTwo data sets (data set A, 32 Korotkoff sound video clips recorded by the British Hypertension Society; data set B, 28 Korotkoff sound data acquired from the Korotkoff sound recording system developed by Hanyang University) were used and all the data were attenuated to simulate a hearing loss of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 dB using the hearing loss simulator. Five observers with normal hearing assessed the blood pressures from these data sets and the differences between the values measured from the original recordings (no attenuation) and the attenuated versions were analyzed.ResultsGreater attenuation of the Korotkoff sounds, or greater hearing loss, resulted in larger blood pressure measurement differences when compared with the original data. When measuring blood pressure with hearing loss, the SBP tended to be underestimated and the DBP was overestimated. The mean differences between the original data and the 25 dB hearing loss data for the two data sets combined were 1.552.71 and -4.32 +/- 4.21 mmHg for SBP and DBP, respectively.ConclusionThis experiment showed that the accuracy of blood pressure measurements using the auscultatory method is affected by observer hearing level. Therefore, to reduce possible error using the auscultatory method, observers' hearing should be tested.
URI
https://journals.lww.com/bpmonitoring/Fulltext/2014/02000/Does_the_accuracy_of_blood_pressure_measurement.3.aspxhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/49378
ISSN
1359-5237
DOI
10.1097/MBP.0000000000000016
Appears in Collections:
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE[S](의과대학) > ETC
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE