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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022
A Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Life Style Modification among Hypertensive Patient at the Selected Hospital of Kamrup Metro Assam
Payel Choudhury | Anjali Gogoi  | Dr. Bibi Bordoloi 
Abstract: Introduction: Hypertension is a major public health problem due to its high prevalence all around the globe. Life style modifications are universally accepted, not only as the first step in management of hypertension but also as a way to prevent hypertension. The aim of the study is assess the knowledge, attitude, practice and correlation between knowledge-attitude, knowledge-practice, attitude-practice, association between knowledge, attitude, practice of hypertensive patient with selected demographic variables. Methods: Quantitative descriptive correlation design, non-probability purposive sampling technique, structured questionnaire was used. Data was collected from GMCH and NEMCARE Hospital, analysed in SPSS. Results: Finding showed subjects knowledge 65.6%, attitude 58.9%, practice 78.9%, Moderately positive correlation (r=0.526) between knowledge-attitude, knowledge-practice (r= 0.555), attitude-practice (r=0.498). Education, occupation and monthly income of hypertensive patient influences knowledge and attitude. Education of hypertensive patients has significant association with practice. Conclusion: Therefore awareness programme, strategies could be generated improve their knowledge, attitude and practice.
Keywords: Hypertension, Lifestyle modification, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022,
Pages: 843 - 846
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