Mobile health (mHealth) is used to encourage and support self-management skills in patients with heart failure. The purpose of the study was to describe the feasibility, fidelity, usability, and acceptability of mHealth interventions. This pilot study used a randomized 3-group (enhanced usual care, mHealth, and mHealth plus, which included a nurse practitioner and community health worker) repeated-measure design to determine the feasibility of using a self-management behavior app and a Bluetooth-enabled scale for daily self-monitoring of weights and medications. In the 2 mHealth groups, of the 48 patients, 38 (79%) engaged partially in recording daily weights and medications, and of the 74 patients in the sample, we obtained partial to complete data on 63 (85%) of the patients during follow-up outcome phone calls. Most patients found the intervention to be feasible, usable, and acceptable, and (93%) patients in the mHealth group and 100% of patients in the mHealth plus group agreed or strongly agreed that they learned how to self-manage their heart failure using the app. The intervention was reasonable to implement and provided insight for future intervention improvements.
- feasibility study
- heart failure
- mobile health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing