Effects of community-based case management by visiting nurses for low-income patients with hypertension in South Korea

Gwang Suk Kim, Il Sun Ko, Taewha Lee, Eun Jung Kim

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Aim: To assess the effects of a visiting nurse-driven community-based case management program for low-income adults with hypertension. Methods: This single group pretest-post-test study included 22 newly registered low-income adult patients with hypertension in a public health center in Seoul. Visiting nurses delivered a case management program for 2-8 months. Pretest and post-test measurements of blood pressure (BP), knowledge level, and self-management level in terms of diet, lifestyle, physical activity, and medication were obtained. Results: The visiting nurse-driven case management was effective in reducing the BP level and improving the knowledge and self-management level of the low-income adults with hypertension in the community. Conclusion: This study serves as a baseline for visiting nurse-driven case management for low-income patients with hypertension. Its findings suggest that visiting nurse-driven case management targeting the self management of BP can foster improved BP control for newly diagnosed hypertensive patients in low-income populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalJapan Journal of Nursing Science
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Republic of Korea
Community Health Nurses
Case Management
Hypertension
Self Care
Blood Pressure
Knowledge Management
Poverty
Life Style
Public Health
Exercise
Diet

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Effects of community-based case management by visiting nurses for low-income patients with hypertension in South Korea. / Kim, Gwang Suk; Ko, Il Sun; Lee, Taewha; Kim, Eun Jung.

In: Japan Journal of Nursing Science, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 35-43.

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