Hypertension Self-Management Success in 2 weeks: 3 Pilot Studies

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

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Hypertension Self-Management is more powerful when done in groups, and with daily (e)Support for maximum impact. Small intervention groups enable high degrees of personalization, interaction, and learning. We compare three Self-Management Support (SMS) pilots of two weeks duration, in which various tools and daily microlearning strategies were used. Average blood pressure improvements in the pilots were 161/112 to 129/90 mmHg, resp. 145/92 to 126/86 mmHg, and 155/95 to 139/85 mmHg. User evaluations (n=20) were collected on perceived effectiveness of the various support components. This showed the importance of core SMS components: information transfer, daily monitoring, promoting health competences and follow-up. A tentative cross-case conclusion is that more daily social learning and microlearning feedback helps build more success: for blood pressure results and for competence building.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th Bled eConference
EditorsAndreja Pucihar
Place of PublicationBled, Slovenia
PublisherUniversity of Maribor Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-961-286-751-5
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event36th Bled eConference, BLED 2023 - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 25 Jun 202328 Jun 2023


Conference36th Bled eConference, BLED 2023


  • hypertension
  • Self-Management Support
  • microlearning
  • social learning
  • eHealth
  • Employee health


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