Self-management tool in Smartphones enhances real-world BP monitoring and control: JAMA
A new study conducted by Tomer Gazit and team showed that a mobile technology hypertension self-management tool can help with long-term blood pressure control and extremely high blood pressure detection. Such systems have the potential to enhance real-world BP monitoring and control. The findings of this study were published in the Journal of American Medical Association.It's unknown if...
A new study conducted by Tomer Gazit and team showed that a mobile technology hypertension self-management tool can help with long-term blood pressure control and extremely high blood pressure detection. Such systems have the potential to enhance real-world BP monitoring and control.
The findings of this study were published in the Journal of American Medical Association.
It's unknown if mobile technology hypertension self-management programs improve blood pressure (BP) control. As a result, this study was conducted to determine if participation in a hypertension self-management program that included a BP monitor and a smartphone app with clinically based digital coaching was linked with BP control during a three-year follow-up period.
The study setup was as follows: Between January 1, 2015, and July 1, 2020, this cohort research enrolled US people with high blood pressure or hypertension. The participant's (or their spouse's) employment health plan covered the hypertension self-management program. Normal, high, stage 1 hypertension, and stage 2 hypertension are the classifications for systolic and diastolic blood pressure measured by a US Food and Drug Administration–cleared BP monitor. Age, gender, depression, anxiety, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, geographic location, area deprivation index, self-reported weight, and device-measured physical activity were among the other factors considered
Most participants in this cohort study of 28 189 US adults with elevated blood pressure or hypertension who participated in a hypertension self-management program with a blood pressure monitor and connected smartphone app with clinically based digital coaching achieved and maintained lower blood pressure over a 3-year follow-up period.
In conclusion, participants in this trial achieved long-term BP control with a BP self-management approach that included a BP monitor linked to a smartphone app with automated lifestyle counselling on BP control. This empirical research implies that mobile technology might be beneficial for BP monitoring and control.
Gazit T, Gutman M, Beatty AL. Assessment of Hypertension Control Among Adults Participating in a Mobile Technology Blood Pressure Self-management Program. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2127008. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.27008
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