This study investigated the theoretical and technical knowledge of blood pressure measurement from 110 nursing assistants, 44 physicians and 25 nurses by answering to a questionnaire and practical knowledge through the observation of the blood pressure measurement procedure. In the theoretical knowledge the three categories showed statistically significant differences (p<0,05), the nursing assistants showed a lower indicator of the correctness (32%±12%) followed by nurses (44%±14%) and physicians (56%±13%). In the practical knowledge the physicians showed higher percentage of correctness (50%±12%) (p<0.05); followed by nurses (44%±10%) and nursing assistants (41%±6%). In conclusion, the knowledge of blood pressure measurement was not satisfactory.
Hypertension; Kknowledge; Blood pressure