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Developing an interactive mobile phone self-report system for self-management of hypertension. Part 1: Patient and professional perspectives
Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa, Sahlgrenska akademien Göteborg, Centrum för personcentrerad vård, Göteborgs universitet.
Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori, Göteborgs Universitet.
Centrum för forsknings- och bioetik, Uppsala Universitet, Läkemedelsverket, Uppsala.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa, Sahlgrenska akademien Göteborg, Centrum för personcentrerad vård, Göteborgs Universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2764-3095
2014 (English)In: Blood Pressure, ISSN 0803-7051, Vol. 23, no 5, 288-295 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Low adherence remains a struggle in hypertension management, despite improvement efforts. Presuming that increased patient participation is a possible approach, we collaborated with patients and healthcare professionals to design a self-report system to support self-management. The study aimed to explore and describe relevant aspects of hypertension and hypertension treatment, for use in the development of an interactive mobile phone self-report system. It further aimed to suggest which clinical measures, lifestyle measures, symptoms and side-effects of treatment would be meaningful to include in such a system. Five focus group interviews were performed with 15 patients and 12 healthcare professionals, and data was analysed using thematic analysis. Patients suggested trust, a good relationship with caregivers, and well-being as important aspects of hypertension self-management. Furthermore, they regarded blood pressure, dizziness, stress, headache and tiredness as important outcomes to include. Patients sought to understand interconnections between symptoms and variations in blood pressure, whilst healthcare professionals doubted patients’ ability to do so. Healthcare professionals emphasized accessibility, clear and consistent counselling, complication prevention and educational efforts. The study presents aspects of importance for follow-up to understand the interplay between blood pressure and daily life experiences for patients with hypertension.

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2014. Vol. 23, no 5, 288-295 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111545DOI: 10.3109/08037051.2014.883203ISI: 000342202100006PubMedID: 24564289OAI: diva2:757523
Available from: 2014-10-22 Created: 2014-10-22 Last updated: 2016-09-26

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