Introducing Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring for Children with Hypertension

McKenzie Bedra, Joseph Finkelstein

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Abstract

The goal of this study was to introduce home blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring in children with hypertension and to assess the feasibility of this approach. Acceptance of the system was assessed by attitudinal survey and semi-structured qualitative interview. Qualitative interview results showed consistently positive comments for content, interface and process components. BP measurements obtained by self-testing were as reliable as Dinamap measurements. The home telemonitoring system was positively accepted, easy to use and found to be helpful by participants. Home-based BP telemonitoring has significant potential to improve patient-centered delivery in children with hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2015
Subtitle of host publicationeHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics
EditorsAndrew Georgiou, Indra Neil Sarkar, Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques
PublisherIOS Press
Pages889
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995630
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, MEDINFO 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 19 Aug 201523 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume216
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, MEDINFO 2015
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period19/08/1523/08/15

Keywords

  • Children
  • Disease Management
  • Hypertension
  • Self-care
  • Telemonitoring

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