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Hypertension is a chronic health condition linked to high morbidity and mortality rates in America and around the world. Hypertension care in developing and underdeveloped countries requires quick intervention. The proliferation of smart technologies and mobile health applications offer some leverage for the alternative management of hypertension, but evidence related to effectiveness in Nigeria are limited. The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of m-Health apps on hypertension self-management through nurses’ education in Southern region of Nigeria, as well as their self-confidence or efficacy using the Hypertension Evaluation of Lifestyle Management assessment. A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design was adopted. A total of 50 participants were introduced to the Mayo Clinic mHealth app to manage their blood pressure. The researcher analyzed the data collected using Pearson chi-square tests of association, two-tailed paired t-tests and descriptive statistics of means and percentages. The findings showed significant (χ2 = 14.286, p = < .001) changes in knowledge, attitude, and practice. Among RNs, the understanding rose to 84%, while community healthcare workers remained at 60%. The confidence level of the nurses and community health workers in hypertension management was 94% after the mHealth intervention. The analytical results indicated that the participants experienced significant (p < .05) improvements in their teaching skills after utilizing the mHealth applications. These findings suggest that usage of mHealth apps positively affected the hypertension knowledge of community nurses and health workers in rural Nigeria.
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egbo, nkemdilim stacy, "mHealth Applications for Educating Community Nurses" (2023). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 711.