white-coat effect

white-coat effect

evidence of anxiety in response to the presence of a health provider, usually clad in a white coat, which may alter various measurements such as blood pressure and heart rate. Observed in cats.
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This translates to estimated prevalences of white-coat hypertension and white-coat effect (higher office BP in hypertensive patients) of 3.
2% of our patients with normal screening BP had evidence of LVH on the ECG, suggesting better adherence prior to assessment or that the white-coat effect may not be completely benign.
Effects of breed, gender, exercise and white-coat effect on markers of endothelial function in dogs.
Pulse pressure was positively correlated with a systolic white-coat effect (r = 0.
No association was found between a white-coat effect and age or sex.
The second advantage of measuring your own blood pressure is that it avoids the potentially distorting influence of the doctor's office, or the white-coat effect.
Automatic BP monitoring is thought to abolish the white-coat effect [9] reported as being more prominent when BP is measured by doctors than nurses [10].