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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Obidi Ajulumobi Obienu

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Obidi Ajulumobi Obienu
Serenity Care Health, United States
Title : Reducing systolic blood pressure among hypertensive adults using mobile health application-based self-management support program

Abstract:

Hypertension (HTN) is a major, but treatable public health problem, afflicting nearly one in two adults in United States (U.S). Untreated HTN is associated with risks of other health sequela, including cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and renal diseases. Treatment success of HTN usually requires the patient to adhere to nonpharmacologic and/or pharmacologic regimen. Nowadays, mobile health (m-health) app-based interventions are often employed to manage HTN, and evidences corresponding to their effectiveness abound.

objective:  The purpose of this project is to assess the impact of “Omron Connect” – an m-health application-based self- management support program on systolic blood pressure (SBP) control.

Method: A convenient sample of 30 adults were enrolled but three dropped out prior to the project. The participants downloaded the applications (apps) on their mobile phones. The apps enabled the participants to transmit their daily self-management activities (SMAs), including daily blood pressure monitoring, adherence to medication, and engagement in physical exercise to a designated email for review by the project team leader (PTL). On any occasion a participant enters abnormal blood pressure value, the app directed the participant to remeasure their blood pressure. In furtherance, whenever the blood pressure remains abnormal, the app alerted the patient to talk to the PTL. Consequently, the project team members (PTM) monitored for compliance, and intervened when any participant failed to comply. The PTM offered daily encouragement and support, thereby eliminating the chances of non-compliance with the expected SMAs. The outcomes were differences in SBP, and level of engagement on the SMAs.
Results:  At the end of the project, result revealed statistically significant difference between the average participants’ SBP

preintervention (M = 144.78, SD = 3.04) and SBP (M = 139.44, SD = 2.22) postintervention. Also, the baseline

characteristics of the participants’ engagement in SMAs showed statistically significant difference (p < .001) before and after the project.

Conclusion: Omron Connect app-based self-management support program for HTN is associated with reduction in SBP among hypertensive adults ages 20 to 60 by 5.34mm/Hg in eight weeks.

Biography:

Obidi Obienu is Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in Los Angeles, California at Serenity Health Care. I received my BSN in 2011, MSN in 2013, and DNP just few days ago from University of Phoenix, Charles Drew University, and University of Massachusetts Global respectively. I have been a registered nurse for over 13 years. I spent

approximately seven years as a floor nurse, and six years plus as FNP. I have experience in different nursing fields including telemetry, medical surgical, psychiatric emergency, and case management. Beyond my nursing profession, I am a human rights activist.

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