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Phone-based intervention for blood pressure control among Ghanaian stroke survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

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Summary of "Phone-based intervention for blood pressure control among Ghanaian stroke survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial."

The potential of mobile-health (mHealth) technology for the management of hypertension among stroke survivors in Africa remains unexplored. We assessed whether an mHealth technology-enabled, nurse-guided intervention initiated among stroke patients within one month of symptom onset is effective in improving their blood pressure (BP) control.

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Name: International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society
ISSN: 1747-4949
Pages: 1747493018816423

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