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Perhit - PERson-centredness in hypertension management using information technology

Research project
Active research
Project period
2018 - 2020
Project owner
The Institute of Health and Care Sciences

Short description

Randomized controlled trial in primary care based on patient partcipation in hypertension care through daily self-monitoring of blood-pressure, symptoms, side-effects and life-style. An interactive web-based system for use in mobile phones is used to support self-managment of hypertension. Results from a pilot study with 50 participants could show that the patients during follow-up consultations took on an active role, sharing to a large extent observations, reflections and questions. This means a different foundation for what the conversation may be all about– and for what subjects can be discussed. Further, after a eight weeks use of the system significant lower blood presuure could be shown. PERHIT tests use of the system in a larger group, about 900 patients are randomized to different groups.


Patrik Midlöv, Professor Lund University

Karin Kjellgren, Professor emerita, Linköping University

Peter Nilsson, Professor Lund University

Agneta Ranerup, Professor, University of Gothenburg

Ulrika Bengtsson, Senior Lecturer, University of Gothenburg

Mikael Hoffman, PhD, Linköping University

Ulrika Andersson, PhD, Lund University

Katarina Steen Carlsson, Lund University

Ulf Malmqvist, MD, PhD, Lund University