International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research
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International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research, Vol.2, No.4, Aug. 2016, Pub. Date: Nov. 2, 2016
The Effect of Health Educational Program on Patients' Knowledge About Hypertension and Its' Management (In Sudan - White Nile State)
Pages: 17-22 Views: 1174 Downloads: 551
Authors
[01] Ahmed Abdalla Ahmed Jarelnape, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Al-Ghad International College, the National Ribat University, Khartoum, Sudan.
[02] Nader T. Mohammed Abdullah, Applied Medical Sciences, Al-Ghad International College, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
[03] Kalthoum Ibrahim Yousif, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, the National Ribat University, Khartoum, Sudan.
[04] El-Saida Abdel Mageed El-Rufai, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, the National Ribat University, Khartoum, Sudan.
Abstract
Background: The incidence of hypertension (HTN) has increased rapidly in the Sudan in the last few years Objective: The present study aimed to examine the hypertensive patient knowledge who receive health education program about hypertension and its management. Methods: This Quasi-experimental study was conducted on 150 patients with hypertension attending outpatient clinics of the two health centres. Demographic and clinical data including the compliance different aspects of hypertension disease including definition, types, risk factors, symptoms, complications, main aspects of self-care, and main aspects of dietary management and importance of physical activity for hypertension patients were collected. The data were collected from all patients and the analysed using SPSS version 19 software, and independent t-test was used for significance tests at 0.05 level. Results: Results of the current study, regarding correct knowledge of the studied group before and after the health education program and the different aspects of hypertension, showed that there was a significant improvement of the patients' knowledge concerning the correct knowledge of the definition of hypertension, signs and symptoms of hyper and hypotension, compliance to drug types of treatment dietary management, importance of exercise and complications of hypertension, (P < 0.001). Conclusion: The study showed that patients with hypertension in Sudan have low knowledge about hypertension and his managements. Patient education, and public enlightenment are imperative
Keywords
Hypertension, Knowledge, Management, Sudan
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