ACCURATEZZA DEL DATO ANAMNESTICO NELLA DEFINIZIONE DELLA FAMILIARITA PER IPERTENSIONE

Translated title of the contribution: Family history for hypertension: Accuracy of the anamnestic definition

M. Radice, D. Alberti, C. Alli, F. Avanzini, A. Decarli, M. Di Tullio, G. Mariotti, E. Taioli, E. Terzian, A. Zussino

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Positive family history for hypertension (H) in adolescence is a major predictor of development of H in adult life. In epidemiologic studies, family history for H has usually been recorded anamnestically. In the present study, feasibility of the anamnestic data referred by a population of 1142 high school students has been evaluated through the measurement of blood pressure (BP) of their parents. 1519 out of the 2139 eligible (adhesion rate 71.0%) actually attended the visit. Parents were considered to be hypertensive when they were on antihypertensive treatment or when a diastolic BP ≥ 95 mmHg (average of three readings) was found and confirmed one year later. Definition of the family history for H was possible in the 46.6% of the adolescents on the basis of the anamnestic data, in 64.6% in the basis of the objective ascertainment. The anamnestic data led to an overestimation of positive family history (16.7% vs 9.3% ascertained). Agreement between anamnestic and ascertained family history was very poor (K=0.37). Particularly, 7.8% out of those claimed both the parents had normal BP values, had at least one hypertensive parent; on the contrary, in more than the half of sons (58.9%) with anamnestic positive family history, the objectively recorded BP of parents was normal. The objective definition of family history for H seems to be essential, especially in those studies which include among their goals the evaluation of a positive family history as risk factor for hypertension.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)203-204
Number of pages2
JournalCardiologia
Volume30
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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Radice, M., Alberti, D., Alli, C., Avanzini, F., Decarli, A., Di Tullio, M., ... Zussino, A. (1985). ACCURATEZZA DEL DATO ANAMNESTICO NELLA DEFINIZIONE DELLA FAMILIARITA PER IPERTENSIONE. Cardiologia, 30(3), 203-204.

ACCURATEZZA DEL DATO ANAMNESTICO NELLA DEFINIZIONE DELLA FAMILIARITA PER IPERTENSIONE. / Radice, M.; Alberti, D.; Alli, C.; Avanzini, F.; Decarli, A.; Di Tullio, M.; Mariotti, G.; Taioli, E.; Terzian, E.; Zussino, A.

In: Cardiologia, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1985, p. 203-204.

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Radice, M, Alberti, D, Alli, C, Avanzini, F, Decarli, A, Di Tullio, M, Mariotti, G, Taioli, E, Terzian, E & Zussino, A 1985, 'ACCURATEZZA DEL DATO ANAMNESTICO NELLA DEFINIZIONE DELLA FAMILIARITA PER IPERTENSIONE', Cardiologia, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 203-204.
Radice M, Alberti D, Alli C, Avanzini F, Decarli A, Di Tullio M et al. ACCURATEZZA DEL DATO ANAMNESTICO NELLA DEFINIZIONE DELLA FAMILIARITA PER IPERTENSIONE. Cardiologia. 1985;30(3):203-204.
Radice, M. ; Alberti, D. ; Alli, C. ; Avanzini, F. ; Decarli, A. ; Di Tullio, M. ; Mariotti, G. ; Taioli, E. ; Terzian, E. ; Zussino, A. / ACCURATEZZA DEL DATO ANAMNESTICO NELLA DEFINIZIONE DELLA FAMILIARITA PER IPERTENSIONE. In: Cardiologia. 1985 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 203-204.
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