Health Self-Management Support with Microlearning to Improve Hypertension

L.P.A. Simons, B. Gerritsen, B. Wielaard, M.A. Neerincx

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Abstract

High blood pressure is a leading cause of premature death. Healthy lifestyle choices (of diet, exercise, sleep and stress) could offer significant results. However, health literacy and -competence are lacking in most people, compared to best practice health choices, so there is room for improvement in creating hypertension self-management results. We tested an intensive two-week Self-Management Support (SMS) pilot, using daily feedback and microlearning cycles. Participants (n=8) reduced their blood pressure from 145/92 to 126/86 mmHg on average. User evaluation on effectiveness of the health support elements highlighted the importance of key SMS components like: information transfer, daily monitoring, enhancing problem solving/decision making, self-treatment using a tailored action plan, coping skills and ongoing follow-up with skilled coaches. Moreover, several aspects from microlearning, peer coaching, results-achievement and feeling better (=intrinsic motivation) were useful and hold promise for future intervention updates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication35th Bled eConference
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Restructuring and Human (Re)action: June 26 – 29, 2022, Bled, Slovenia
Place of PublicationMaribor, Slovenia
Pages511-524
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-961-286-616-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event35th Bled eConference – Digital Restructuring and Human (Re)action: June 26 – 29, 2022, Bled, Slovenia, Conference Proceedings - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 26 Jun 202229 Jun 2022

Conference

Conference35th Bled eConference – Digital Restructuring and Human (Re)action: June 26 – 29, 2022, Bled, Slovenia, Conference Proceedings
Country/TerritorySlovenia
CityBled
Period26/06/2229/06/22

Keywords

  • Self-Management Support
  • microlearning
  • peer coaching
  • eHealth
  • hypertension

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