Evaluating the Efficacy of Mobile Health Coaching to Change the Health Beliefs and Adherence of Patients with Hypertension
Event Type
Health Care
TimeThursday, October 13th1:30pm - 1:45pm EDT
DescriptionHypertension is a chronic condition afflicting more than 100 million adults in the US which requires serious self-management routines to avoid complications or death. Understanding patients’ health beliefs and acceptance of the technology may help address challenges in adherence to digital coaching interventions aiming at sustaining healthy behaviors and improving clinical outcomes. Our research shows that participant beliefs significantly improve as a result coaching. Significant relationships between adherence to BP measurements and perceived health threat and ease of use were detected. Self-efficacy and perceived usefulness were also found to be linked to decrease in Diastolic BP.