ALENCE, KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR OF HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS IN FANARA VILLAGE ISMAILIA GOVERNERATE

HEBAALLAH NOUR EL-DEIN ABD EL-SATAR


Abstract


Context:Hypertension remains a major health problem. In spite of expanding array of antihypertensive medications, hypertension remains one of the most common risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent population studies have shown that awareness management and control of high blood pressure levels are far from optimal. In Egypt prevalence of hypertension was 26.3% in 1995 however the rate of hypertension awareness; Its treatment and control are 37.5%, 23.9% and 8% respectively. This research is conducted to determine these figures in Fnara village and also knowledge, attitude and behavior of hypertensive patieots that may influence management and control of hypertension. Objectires: To estimate hypertension prevalence, knowledge, attitude and behavior of hypertensive patients in Fanara Village of lsmailia Governorate Design:Cross-sectional household stndy. Setting: Fanara village, a rural area of Ismailia Govemerate. Study population: A total315 individual who were :as yearsof age. Study methods: Three questionnaires, measuring blood pressure and classification of hypertensive patients according to JNC VI classification. Results: 315 individuals were aged 25 years and older with male to female ratio of 1:4. Prevalence of hypertension was (23.5%). Awareness, treatment and control were (63.5%), (41.9"/o), and (13.5%) respectively. Compliance rate to therapy was (38.7%). The education level was directly related to knowledge wlrile socioeconomic level score was indirectly related to knowledge. Both knowledge score and job were directly related to attitude score. Knowledge score and gender were directly related to practice.


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Other Titles نسبة انتشار ومعرفة واتجاهات وسلوك مرضى ضغط الدم المرتفع فى قرية فنارة محافظة اإسماعيلية
Issue Date 2001
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/12345678/47752


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