ARTICLES: Innovative TechnologyMOBILE Intervention Pilot Study in College Students With Elevated Blood PressureTran, Dieu-My T. PhD, RN, CNE; Martinez, Iris BSN, RN; Cross, Chad L. PhD, MFT, PStat(R), C-MDI; Earley, Yumei Feng MD, PhD Author Information Dieu-My T. Tran, PhD, RN, CNE Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Iris Martinez, BSN, RN Research Assistant, School of Nursing, University of Nevada. Chad L. Cross, PhD, MFT, PStat(R), C-MDI Visiting Associate Faculty, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Yumei Feng Earley, MD, PhD Professor, School of Medicine and Center for Molecular and Cellular Signal Transduction in the Cardiovascular System, University of Nevada, Reno. This study was funded by NIH Grant 2U54GM104944 MW CTR-IN Pilot Grant to D.M.T. Tran and NIH R01HL122770, R35HL155008, and P20GM130459 to Y.F. Earley. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Correspondence Dieu-My T. Tran, PhD, RN, CNE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Box 453018, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3018 ([email protected]). The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 38(3):p 256-261, 5/6 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000917 Buy Metrics Abstract Background Hypertension is typically recognized in middle-aged and older adults but often overlooked in younger populations. Objective We evaluated a mobile intervention for reducing blood pressure (BP) in college-age students for 28 days. Methods Students with elevated BP or undiagnosed hypertension were assigned to an intervention or control group. All subjects completed baseline questionnaires and attended an educational session. For 28 days, intervention subjects sent their BP and motivation levels to the research team and completed assigned BP-reducing tasks. After 28 days, all subjects completed an exit interview. Results We found a statistically significant decrease in BP in the intervention group only (P = .001) but no statistical difference in sodium intake for either group. Mean hypertension knowledge increased in both groups but was only significant for the control group (P = .001). Conclusions The results provide preliminary data on BP reduction with greater impact on the intervention group. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.