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Hypertension Control Through Medications Adherence: A Quality Improvement Project Consisting of Self-monitoring, Patient Education, and Pill Box Reminders

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Date Issued:
2021
Abstract/Description:
This Quality Improvement Project (QIP) assessed the effect of a multi-component evidence-based (EB) medication adherence intervention to improve hypertension among adults 40 years and older at Annie L. Weaver Health Center, Florida. Participants received a pre and posttest using the Beliefs about Medicine Questionnaire (BMQ) and Adherence Starts with Knowledge-12 (ASK-12) questionnaires which helped design, guide, and infer the intervention effects on adherence. The intervention involved; (a) two designed patient educational sessions, 4-weeks apart, on definition of high blood pressure, causes and risk factors for hypertension, sign and symptoms of uncontrolled hypertension, the benefits of taking antihypertensive medications and adhering-aiding tools; (b) self-monitoring utilizing Omron blood pressure machine along with blood pressure and medications logs; and (c) pill-box reminders. Upon completion of this QIP, adherence rates improved by 100% and blood pressure (B/P) improved in three months.
Title: Hypertension Control Through Medications Adherence: A Quality Improvement Project Consisting of Self-monitoring, Patient Education, and Pill Box Reminders.
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Name(s): Robles, Elba, author
Chiang-Hanisko, Lenny
Campbell, Angela
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Doctor Of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Date Created: 2021
Date Issued: 2021
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 51 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This Quality Improvement Project (QIP) assessed the effect of a multi-component evidence-based (EB) medication adherence intervention to improve hypertension among adults 40 years and older at Annie L. Weaver Health Center, Florida. Participants received a pre and posttest using the Beliefs about Medicine Questionnaire (BMQ) and Adherence Starts with Knowledge-12 (ASK-12) questionnaires which helped design, guide, and infer the intervention effects on adherence. The intervention involved; (a) two designed patient educational sessions, 4-weeks apart, on definition of high blood pressure, causes and risk factors for hypertension, sign and symptoms of uncontrolled hypertension, the benefits of taking antihypertensive medications and adhering-aiding tools; (b) self-monitoring utilizing Omron blood pressure machine along with blood pressure and medications logs; and (c) pill-box reminders. Upon completion of this QIP, adherence rates improved by 100% and blood pressure (B/P) improved in three months.
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