Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Experimental

Classification

Other

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Primary

Data Collected

One food frequency

Study setting

Clinic

Age group of participant

Adults/19-77

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

Vulnerable

Sample size

n=39 (participants)

Effects of using a mobile health application on the health conditions of patients with arterial hypertension: A pilot trial in the context of Brazil’s Family Health Strategy/Sci Rep

Goal

Preliminary verify the intervention approach and the effects of using an m-Health application on the health conditions of patients with AH for a future study.

Results

Improvements were identified in both groups due to the workshops, including the reduction in total and non-HDL cholesterol, healthier consumption of salads and sugary drinks, and increased self-care scores. Exclusively in the intervention group, which used the m-Health app, there was a change in systolic and diastolic pressure towards more adequate levels. In addition, the intervention group had improved levels of glucose and HDL cholesterol and reduced consumption of ultra-processed foods.

Authors

Debon R, Bellei EA, Biduski D, Volpi SS, Alves ALS, et al.

Journal

DOI