STUDY ON THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE (KAP) OF PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION IN ASEER HOSPITAL, ASIR REGION; SAUDI ARABIA

Siddiqua, Dr. Ayesha and Mohammed, Afnan Ali and Abdullah Alahmari, Eman and Haddadi, Fatima Ali and Ahmed Saleh, Noura STUDY ON THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE (KAP) OF PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION IN ASEER HOSPITAL, ASIR REGION; SAUDI ARABIA. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPPS). ISSN 0975-1491 (Submitted)

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Abstract

Objectives: The objective was to assess the level of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of patients who suffer from Hypertension. Methods: A prospective cross-sectional survey was conducted on a sample size of 130 Hypertensive patients of both the genders enrolled by simple random sampling technique admitted in the Aseer Central Hospital of Abha during the period from October 2016 to December 2016. Results: Altogether 130 hypertensive patients were enrolled in this study with equal no. of Males and Females. Most of the respondents were aged between 18-40 years (45%). On assessing the KAP of the patients we found that the Knowledge and Attitudes score was good but the Practices scores were moderate in both the genders. Conclusion: Our study concludes that a significant proportion of hypertensive patients show less Practice towards the disease management which can lead to severe complications in time being and also result in damage of other vital organs. So there is a need of intense educational intervention for the patients. Patient counselling by the clinical pharmacist can play a vital role in imparting education to the hypertensive patients. Strategies to modify lifestyle which help in control of hypertension can include providing leaflets as well as direct educational programs. Keywords: Hypertension, Knowledge, Attitude, Practices.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy
Divisions: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Depositing User: Dr. Ayesha Siddiqua
Date Deposited: 01 May 2017 09:38
Last Modified: 01 May 2017 09:38
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/857

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