The Conventional vs. Automatic Measurement of Blood Pressure in the Office Study or CAMBO

Lay Summary 

The CAMBO Study is a multi-centre study of the use of the BpTRU device in primary care. The BpTRU device is intended for use in the doctor's office; it auto-inflates and takes five BP readings at intervals of 1 or 2 minutes. It then displays the average of those five readings. This average blood pressure has been shown to correlate with the daytime average Blood Pressure on 24 hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring better than a regular blood pressure measured by auscultatory measurement. The purpose of the CAMBO Study is to determine if patients who are managed using a BpTRU device are more likely to achieve blood pressure target than those managed using usual auscultatory methods. Progress: The CAMBO finished in June of 2010. In total, 22 family physicians from 19 different clinics in the greater St. John's area were enrolled in the study. In addition, a further seven family physicians from five different clinics in the Corner Brook area were enrolled in the study. Patient recruitment for both areas totaled 203. The data is being analyzed and will be submitted for publication over the next 6 months.

Primary Healthcare Research Unit (Clinical Disciplines - Family Medicine)
Clinical Disciplines - Family Medicine
Heart And Stroke Foundation Of Ontario
St. John's
Corner Brook
Newfoundland and Labrador
Heart Disease
Primary Health Care
Medical Research
Industry Sectors 
Scientific Research and Development Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Start date 
1 Jan 2005
End date 
31 Dec 2010