Table 6.

Effect of a Large versus Small Cuff on BP Measurement When the Appropriate-Size Cuff Is Not Available

Respondents
Who Answered
the Question
(n)
Measured BP Increase With Cuff One Size SmallerThe Measured BP Decrease With Cuff One Size Larger
Significant (%)Moderate (%)Slight (%)None (%)Significant (%)Moderate (%)Slight (%)None (%)
Attendings (82)23  (28)51  (62)8  (10)0  (0)10  (12)27  (33)28  (34)17  (21)
Residents (67)34  (51)29  (43)4  (6)0  (0)10  (15)23  (34)27  (40)7  (10)
Nurses (53)23  (43)26  (49)4  (8)0  (0)17  (32)25  (47)9  (17)2  (4)
Total (202)80  (40)106  (52)16  (8)0  (0)37  (18)75  (37)64  (32)26  (13)