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The Effect of Mobile Software Applications on Quality of Life in Militaries with Hypertension
Fereshteh Fallah1, Seyyedeh Azam Sajadi * 2, Seyyed Amir Hosein Pishgooie3
1- MSc Student of Critical Care Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Ph.D. of Nursing, Assistant Professor, Nursing Management Department, Faculty of Nursing, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Ph.D. of Nursing, Associated Professor, Critical Care Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: High blood pressure leads to  the poor quality of life of patients and this is important among the military forces, as key providers of security in the country.
Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of mobile software applications on quality of life of military personnel with hypertension.
Materials and Methods: In the present study, a total of 66 military personnel with hypertension underwent clinical trials in 2019. They were divided into experimental (receiving mobile educational software) and control groups (not receiving software). Data collection tools included demographic information form and health-related quality of life questionnaire (SF-36) which were compared before the intervention and six weeks after the intervention. SPSS 21 was used for data analysis and the significance level was considered less than 0.05 (P<0.05).
Results: According to the Wilcoxon test results, there was no significant difference between the mean scores of quality of life before the intervention between  both groups (P= 0.56) but after six weeks of intervention, this difference was significant (P= 0.0001).The mean score of quality of life in the experimental group was significantly higher than the control group.
Discussion and Conclusion: This study showed that mobile-based education software had a significant effect on improving the quality of life of hypertensive soldiers, so it could be used as an intervention in hypertensive patients.

IRCT NO. : IRCT20190626044026N1

Keywords: Blood pressure, Military, Mobile Apps, Health-Related Quality Of Life
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/02/2 | Accepted: 2020/04/23 | Published: 2020/10/1
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