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Health Incentive Program and Hypertensive Patients' Blood Pressure Control

건강 인센티브 프로그램이 고혈압 환자의 혈압 조절에 미치는 영향

  • Kang, Kyunghee (Department of Emergency Medical Technician, Gachon University)
  • Received : 2013.08.07
  • Accepted : 2013.09.06
  • Published : 2013.09.30

Abstract

This study described hypertensive patients characteristics associated with a health incentive program, and analyzed the effects of the health incentive program on blood pressure control. Based on the Incheon Chronic Disease Management System (iCDMS), a community partnership program for hypertensive patients, a cross-sectional design was used. There were statistically significant differences between the control group (n=17,278) and the experimental group (n=5,020) in gender, age, points earned, and number of hospital visits. Furthermore, being male, being over 60 years of age, and points earned were statistically significant factors associated with blood pressure control. To increase the effectiveness of chronic diseases management systems, various health incentive programs will be developed and introduced.

Keywords

Blood pressure control;Health incentive program;Hypertension

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 가천대학교

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