Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Distance Learning Support of Hypertension Self-Management
by Oza, Amisha S., D.N.P., Regis College, 2020, 73; 28088872
Abstract (Summary)

Distance learning has the potential to aide those in remote communities who have infrequent contact with traditional health services. This study used videoconferencing to deliver educational and support interventions to rural hypertensive adults who received care at an outpatient clinic in the Central Valley of California to develop understanding of high blood pressure management. Based on recommendations from the American Heart Association, topics of discussion included daily salt intake, dietary modifications, exercise frequency, alcohol limitations, tobacco cessation, and the importance of medication adherence. Hypertension complications were also reviewed. The measure employed to assess blood pressure management behaviors was the Likert-based H-SCALE. Analysis of the data was based on comparisons between pre and post-intervention hypertension management behaviors. Data showed significant hypertension self-management behavior improvement among subjects as a result of the distance learning intervention. The positive outcomes of the study provide a foundation for distance learning health education programs in rural communities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chapman, Kim
Commitee: Baptiste, Natasha Jno, Koransky-Matson, Rachel
School: Regis College
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: DAI-A 82/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Health education, Health care management, Nursing
Keywords: Distance learning, Hypertension health behaviors, Remote or rural healthcare in the United States, Videoconferencing in healthcare
Publication Number: 28088872
ISBN: 9798664739534
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