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This RCT study aimed to examine the effects of mobile application on medication adherence in patients with acute coronary syndrome after hospitalization. Participants were randomly assigned using block random assignment into an experimental (n=28) and control group (n=28). Both groups received an ACS medication handbook and the usual care treatment. In addition, the experimental group was given a mobile application featuring a reminder, medication information, medication taken recording system, and connecting data system with the researcher. There was a 4-week trial period for the patients to become accustomed to the application. Data were analyzed non-parametrically using the
Mann-Whitney U Test.
The results of this study revealed that the experimental group had medication adherence scores higher than the control group by 78.5%. The difference was statistically significant (p<.01).
The adherence scores of the control group improved by 32.15%.
As a result, the mobile application was recommended as a major improvement to medication
adherence of patients with ACS after hospitalization. Consequently, their rate of re-admission to
hospital and disease progression would be significantly reduced. Thus, mobile application should be
used and continuously developed for more functions and more adaptability to each patient’s
treatment plan and lifestyle.
บทความและรายงานวิจัยในวารสารพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข เป็นความคิดเห็นของ ผู้เขียน มิใช่ของคณะผู้จัดทำ และมิใช่ความรับผิดชอบของสมาคมศิษย์เก่าพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข ซึ่งสามารถนำไปอ้างอิงได้
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