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A comprehensive 6A framework for improving patient self-management of hypertension using mobile health services: A qualitative thematic analysis (Preprint)

Ting Song, Fang Liu, Ning Deng, Siyu Qian, Tingru Cui, Yingping Guan, Leonard Arnolda, Zhenyu Zhang, Ping Yu

JMIR Publications Inc.


BACKGROUND Hypertension affects over 15% of the world's population and is a significant global public health and socioeconomic challenge. Mobile health (mHealth) services have been increasingly introduced to support hypertensive patients to improve self-management behaviours, i.e. adherence to pharmacotherapy and lifestyle modifications. OBJECTIVE This study aims to explore patient perceptions of the most valuable characteristics of such services to support patients' self-management of hypertension. METHODS..

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