Evid Based Nurs 7:18 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.1.18
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Lifestyle recommendations reduced blood pressure in patients with above optimal blood pressure

Established lifestyle recommendations (ELR) or ELR plus Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet v advice only for above optimal blood pressure (BP)*

Mean between-group differences in BP change (95% CI)
Outcomes at 6 months ELR v advice ELR + DASH v advice ELR + DASH v ELR
*Abbreviations defined in glossary.
†Not significant.
Systolic BP (mm Hg) −3.7 (−5.3 to −2.1) −4.3 (−5.9 to −2.8) −0.6 (−2.2 to 0.9)†
Diastolic BP (mm Hg) −1.7 (−2.8 to −0.6) −2.6 (−3.7 to −1.5) −0.9 (−2.0 to 0.2)†

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