Cellular phone and Internet-based individual intervention on blood pressure and obesity in obese patients with hypertension.

Source: Park, M. J., et al. 2009 - Pubmed ID: 19643661

Setting: South Korea, Tertiary care hospital

Study design:

CT- pro

Follow up: 8 weeks

Patient group:

Sample size:

Total: 55 (49)

IG: 30 (28)

CG: 25 (21)

Inclusion criteria:

Hypertension (BP> 120/80mmHg)

Obesity (BMI>21 kg/m2)

Type of technology:

SMS
– Messaging
– Education

Website
– data transfer
– monitoring

Home monitoring equipment
– Blood pressure
– Weight

Intervention:

Intervention: Patients upload clinical data to webpage. Health provider view information and conducted recommendations for patients via internet or SMS. Recommendations consisted of continuous education on diet, exercise, medication adjustment, and bodyweight levels. All medication adjustments were communicated to the patients’ doctor.

Duration: 8 weeks

Add on: NA

Control group: NA

Clinical effect/ Patient safety:

Clinical effect:

– Bp Sys →

– Bp Dia ↓

– Body weight →

– Waist circumference ↓

– Cholesterol →

 

Patient safety:

NA

Patient experiences/ Staff experiences:

Patient experiences:

NA

Staff experiences:

Staff spent about ten minutes/week sending the optimal recommendations

to each intervention patient.

Costs and organization:

Investment:

Home monitoring equipment

– Blood pressure

– Weight measure

 

Development of webpage

Running:

Staff resources

– training patient (30 min before intervention)

– messaging patients with recommendations

Organization:

– Changes I medication were communicated to GP.

Health care utilization:

NA

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“↑”: Statistically significant increase

“↓”: Statistically significant decrease

“→”: Statistically insignificant (no difference)