Study of blood pressure: what matters in later life?

We don’t know how best to balance the benefit and harm of blood pressure treatment for older people. We interviewed older people with high blood pressure and frailty to explore what is relevant in their daily life. Findings will inform the choice of outcome measures in a big data study.

Recruitment ended in June 2018 and data analysis is ongoing. We intend to publish our findings in a short report and submit a longer report of the methods we have used to perform research in this under-represented group of people. I’m presenting findings to the NIHR, CLAHRC YH Older Peoples Frailty Oversight Group patient and public engagement event in October 2018 and submitted an abstract to the European Geriatric Society Autumn Meeting 2018.