Authors: LaPrincess C Brewer, Clarence Jones, Joshua P Slusser, Maarya Pasha, Mathias Lalika, Megan Chacon, Patricia Takawira, Stanton Shanedling, Paul Erickson, Cynthia Woods, Ashton Krogman, Daphne Ferdinand, Paul Underwood, Lisa A Cooper, Christi A Patten, Sharonne N Hayes
This study aimed to assess the feasibility of integrating an innovative mHealth intervention into clinical and community settings to improve blood pressure (BP) control among African American patients. Results included a decrease in the mean systolic and diastolic BPs of the 7 patients by 6.5 mm Hg (P=.15) and 2.8 mm Hg (P=.78), respectively, at the immediate post intervention assessment. A culturally tailored mHealth app reinforced by CHW support may improve hypertension self-management among under-resourced African American individuals.
Link: mHealth Intervention for Promoting Hypertension Self-management Among African American Patients Receiving Care at a Community Health Center: Formative Evaluation of the FAITH! Hypertension App
Region: North America (U.S. and Canada)
Country: United States of America