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Knowledge, Attitude And Practice About Hypertension Among People of Abha City Saudi Arabia

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 13687-13694

Keywords : Hypertension; Knowledge; Practice; Attitude &Blood Pressure;

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NTRODUCTIONHypertension (HTN) is characterized as blood pressure which is abnormally high. Hypertension is characterized as a systolic BP level of approximately 140 mmHg and/or diastolic BP level of approximately 90 mmHg. Hypertension ( HTN) is an significant public health issue for both developing and economically developed nations. According to the World Health Organization survey, in 2008, about 40 % of people over 25 years of age had hypertensionMETHODSIn this descriptive study, the data was gathered through validated questionnaire, Questionnaire composed on demographic questions, Knowledge, attitude and practices items about HTNRESULTSmost of the respondents were living in Abhacity (82.6%),43.4% belongs to the age group of 21-30, 28.1% belongs to the age group of above 40. 70.1% were female while 29.9% were male.fair correlations between knowledge and attitude, knowledge and practice, attitude and practice scores, p-values were not significantCONCLUSIONWhile patients had reasonably adequate information, attitude and experience about hypertension, they did need additional services, interventions to minimize all barriers associated with especially treatment-related barriers to uncontrolled hypertension. Findings suggest more research designed to find new successful methods for solving this problem.

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