Journal article

A Comprehensive 6A Framework for Improving Patient Self-Management of Hypertension Using mHealth Services: Qualitative Thematic Analysis

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

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2021

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 their self-management behaviors, such as adherence to pharmacotherapy and lifestyle modifications. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore patients' perceptions of mHealth services and the mechanisms by which the services support them to self-manage their hypertension. METHODS: A semistructured, in-depth interview study was conducted with 22 outpatients of the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University from March to May 2019. In 2015, the hospi..

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