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African American Older Adults' Perceived Use of Technology for Hypertension Self-Management.

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Summary of "African American Older Adults' Perceived Use of Technology for Hypertension Self-Management."

With the unprecedented growth of technology for disease prevention and management, little is known about the experience and adoption of such technology in African American older adults with hypertension. A 90-minute focus group session was used to explore African American older adults' (N = 21) experiences with using technology (mobile devices and applications) for hypertension self-management. Twenty participants reported owning smartphones and used this technology to communicate; seek, acquire, and share information; engage in entertainment; and organize and manage time. Participants expressed concerns about not being informed or trained sufficiently to integrate technology for hypertension self-management. There is a need to develop novel hypertension self-management interventions that integrate technology and training programs for this marginalized population that may help improve blood pressure control and address important clinical and public health priorities of uncontrolled hypertension. [Res Gerontol Nurs. 2018; 11(5):249-256.].

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Name: Research in gerontological nursing
ISSN: 1938-2464
Pages: 249-256

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