EVALUATION OF PROPORTION, RISK FACTOR ASSESMENT OF HYPERTENSION AND ASSESMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE (KAP) IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENT IN TERITARY CARE HOSPITAL.
Sujala Sunil, Haripriya H. and Vishnu Das*
Title: Evaluation of proportion, risk factor assessment of hypertension and assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice in hypertensive patient in tertiary care hospital. Scope of The Experiment: Hypertension is the important public challenge in the world due to its high prevalence and strong association with cardiovascular disease and premature death. The guidelines that were prepared based on clinical trials, so by following this we would ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs in patients. Objective: Proportion and risk factor assessment of Hypertension and assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among hypertensive patients. Methodology: The cases of 300patients taking antihypertensive drugs were collected, only after the ethical committee approval. Patient who were willing to participate were included. Data were recorded and analysed by Statistical Package for Social Science. Result: More than half of the patients, were female with age, 61-80 years. Most commonly observed risk factor was lack of physical exercise and the least were drugs. KAP of patients were improved with significance, p >0.05. Conclusion: Most patients were female with age, 61-80yrs and common risk factor was lack of physical exercise. KAP was significantly improved after counselling so by this we can improve the patient adherence.
Keywords: Hypertension, Rationality, Joint National Committee.
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