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Use of technologies by nursing improves adherence to hypertension treatment
  1. Ana Luiza Lima Sousa
  1. Faculdade de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiânia, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Professor Ana Luiza Lima Sousa, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, Brazil; analuizalima{at}

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Commentary on: Kappes M, Espinoza P, Jara V, Hall A. Nurse-led telehealth intervention effectiveness on reducing hypertension: a systematic review. BMC Nurs. 2023 Jan 17;22(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s12912-022-01170-z.


Implications for practice and research

  • Nursing interventions using digital technologies can encourage hypertensive patients to bond with the team and improve aspects of adherence and self-care.

  • More studies on the effectiveness of recent digital innovations should be carried out, in different practice settings, to evaluate nursing interventions and their impact on hypertension control rates.


High prevalence rates of hypertension combined with low treatment and control rates highlight a challenging scenario for health professionals, especially where access to health services is difficult.1 Digital technologies, such as smartphones, can help eliminate geographic distances and improve the standard of care, influencing self-care behaviour and blood pressure control.2 Technological …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.