This blood pressure test kit is very easy for a novice like me to read my families blood pressure. The labels on the unit are fairly clear instructing the user. The memory feature is handy (assuming only one patient is using the device for a period). All buttons are large. The unit is not excessively loud and has quick release features if so required. I've found my readings are more consistent if I have someone else administer the test, but you can easily do it yourself. I believe I read in the notes for you to take the measurement a couple of times to ensure a normalized reading.