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Table 2 Monitor comfort, ease of use, and degree of bother

From: Tolerability of the Oscar 2 ambulatory blood pressure monitor among research participants: a cross-sectional repeated measures study

  Mean (SD) after 1stsession Mean (SD) after 2ndsession p-value*
Found monitor heavy 1.4 (2.1) 1.4 (1.9) 0.94
Found monitor comfortable 3.9 (2.5) 3.8 (2.3) 0.93
Found monitor straightforward to use 7.5 (3.2) 8.4 (2.8) 0.06
Found monitor cumbersome to wear...    
   At home 3.8 (3.0) 3.9 (2.8) 0.97
   At work 3.1 (2.8) 3.8 (2.9) 0.06
   Driving 3.6 (2.9) 3.8 (2.9) 0.35
   Other times 3.8 (2.9) 3.5 (2.7) 0.47
Noise of the pump disturbed [me]...    
   At home 2.3 (2.5) 2.2 (2.6) 0.82
   At work 2.2 (2.7) 2.6 (2.8) 0.14
   Driving 1.3 (1.7) 1.6 (2.4) 0.34
   Other times 1.9 (2.2) 2.3 (2.6) 0.23
Noise of the pump disturbed others 2.3 (2.5) 2.3 (2.6) 0.81
Found monitor embarrassing to wear 1.7 (2.8) 2.2 (3.0) 0.04
Monitor interfered with normal sleeping pattern 4.2 (3.3) 4.3 (3.5) 0.84
  1. *P-value by paired t-test with two-sided alpha