The REVERSE study is investigating whether self-monitoring is practical and acceptable for people with raised blood pressure (pre-hypertension, PHT) and health care professionals within primary care.


Why are we doing this study?

We know that people with high blood pressure are at increased risk of heart disease, stroke and other health problems. Blood pressure self-monitoring has been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of these problems for people classed as hypertensive (high blood pressure within the range requiring interventions).

Whether the same benefit is possible for people with raised blood pressure (but not yet classed as hypertensive) is unknown. 

The study aims to:

  • Determine the willingness of people in pre-hypertension range, and health service providers, to take part in a self-monitoring intervention.
  • Assess and evaluate the acceptability of the intervention and study processes. 
  • Gather information to decide whether a further study is needed and to help design that study.

This project will run for 3 years and started in October 2021.



Who can take part?

We are inviting all potentially suitable people to take part.

  • Be aged 18+
  • Have a blood pressure reading of between 120-139mmHg systolic and/or 80-89 mmHg diastolic.