Presented by Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MBBS, PhD, MS
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and heart attack. Unfortunately, only 43.7% of US adults with hypertension have adequate blood pressure control. Patients from minority groups, including Hmong and Latino communities, have disproportionate levels of uncontrolled hypertension. Self-measured blood pressure monitoring at home can improve hypertension control. This is particularly relevant in times of restricted clinic visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mobile health technology (mHealth) can facilitate this self-monitoring. However, it is unknown if mHealth will be accepted by minority patients. In this project, we interviewed Hmong and Latino adults at an urban federally qualified health center with hypertension to identify their perspectives about a mHealth-based care model for high blood pressure management. We present results from this community based participatory research project.
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