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Effectiveness of hypertension educational package on knowledge, attitude and lifestyle practices among adults at risk in selected urban community, Bangalore


Rammuanpuii Paihte | Dr.Dinesh Selvam S

https://doi.org/10.31142/ijtsrd153



Rammuanpuii Paihte | Dr.Dinesh Selvam S "Effectiveness of hypertension educational package on knowledge, attitude and lifestyle practices among adults at risk in selected urban community, Bangalore" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-1 | Issue-4, June 2017, pp., URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd153.pdf

Introduction and Objectives: High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. Most of the time, no cause of high blood pressure is found. This is called essential hypertension. High blood pressure that is caused by another medical condition or medicine you are taking is called secondary hypertension. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100-140mmHg systolic (top reading) and 60-90mmHg diastolic (bottom reading). High blood pressure is said to be present if it is persistently at or above 140/90 mmHg.The prevalence of hypertension ranges from 20-40% in urban adults and 12-17% among rural adults. The number of people with hypertension is projected to increase from 118 million in 2000 to 214 million in 2025, with nearly equal numbers of men and women. Comprehensive hypertension management should focus not only on reducing the blood pressure, but reducing the cardiovascular risk by lifestyle measures, lipid management, smoking cessation, and regular exercises. The objectives of the study were: To identify the adults at risk for hypertension in selected urban community and to assess the effectiveness of Hypertension Educational package on knowledge, attitude and life style practices among adults at risk.Methods:Pre- experimental – one group pre-test post-test design was adopted to assess the knowledge, attitude and life style practices among adults at risk. An educational package was developed focusing on the knowledge, attitude and lifestyle practices regarding hypertension.Conclusion:The assessment of knowledge, attitude and life style practices regarding hypertension among adults at risk revealed that the overall mean difference score for knowledge was 9.06. Mean difference score for attitude was 29.28 and for life style practices was 4.56. The Mean Score difference was significant and hence, the hypertension educational package was effective in improving knowledge, attitude and lifestyle among adults at risk.Key wordsKnowledge, Attitude, lifestyle practices, adults at risk.

Knowledge, Attitude, lifestyle practices, adults at risk, hypertension


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Volume-1 | Issue-4, June 2017
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