Date on Paper


Document Type

Doctoral Paper

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Committee Chair

Bethel-Hines, Cynethia

Committee Member

Robertson, Sara

Author's Keywords

Hypertension; RBPM program; health coach; remote; BP measurement


The prevalence of hypertension is high at the local, state, and national levels. In 2021, 39% of Kentucky adults were diagnosed with high blood pressure (CDC, 2021). Primary care providers are utilizing remote blood pressure monitoring (RBPM) to assist with the management of hypertension. Literature reveals that remote BP monitoring alone, without the use of other interventions such as counseling and education, may not effectively control blood pressure (Uhlig K, et al, 2013). This project evaluated the RBPM program utilized at a federally qualified health center in Louisville, KY. Patient engagement within the RBPM program includes BP measurement, communication with a health coach, as well as attending scheduled visits with the provider to discuss hypertension management. To determine the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities of the RBPM program at the center, a program evaluation was conducted. The SWOT recommendations were provided to the office to encourage enrollment or maintain engagement.

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