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Dietary Modification: The Best Non Pharmacological Intervention for Hypertensive Clients

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 906-909

Keywords : Non-pharmacological intervention; Dietary modification; Effectiveness; Hypertensive clients;

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Introduction The second half of the twentieth century witnessed major health transitions in the world, propelled by socio-economic and technological changes that have profoundly altered life expectancy and ways of living while creating an unprecedented human capacity to use science for both prolonged and enhanced life. Among these health transitions, the most pervasive change has been the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). It is estimated that more than 7 million people died every year all over the world because of hypertension and its complication, while 1 billion men and women worldwide experience pre hypertension or hypertension.1 Non-pharmacological intervention, Dietary modification, Effectiveness, Hypertensive clients. Objective The objective of this study was to assess the Effectiveness of non-pharmacological intervention in terms of dietary modification adopted by hypertensive clients residing in rural community areas of Ambala District, Haryana, India Methods Total sample of the study was 60. The research design selected for the study was pre- experimental one group pre test post- test design. Results The mean scores of post test knowledge scores (8.53) was higher than mean pre test knowledge score (5.48) with the mean difference of 3.050 the computed t value of 12.32 was found to be statistically significant at 0.05 level of significance which shows that there was significant difference in the mean pre test and post test knowledge score. Similarly, the mean score of post test expressed practices score (43.48) was higher than mean pre test expressed practice score (43.12) with the mean difference of 5.35o the computed t value of 10.028 was found to be statistically significant at

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