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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.

Abstract

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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