Hypertension-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among hypertensive patients in a community pharmacy in Sivas, Türkiye: A regional descriptive study
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CitationMacit, Ç. ve Taner, N. (2023). Hypertension-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among hypertensive patients in a community pharmacy in Sivas, Türkiye: A regional descriptive study. Acta Pharmaceutica Sciencia, 61(2), 107-120. https://dx.doi.org/10.23893/1307-2080.APS6108
This study scrutinized hypertension-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among patients with hypertension. It was performed with 88 hypertensive patients in a community pharmacy in Sivas for one month. Suitably designed and pretested questionnaire was used. Chi-square test was used and p<0.05 was accepted as significant. More than half of the participants correctly explained that people have a family history of hypertension, diabetes, and overweight people. Among preventive factors, only being physically active, reduced alcohol intake, and smoking cessation had significance between males and females. When examined attitude, participants opined that hypertension was a chronic disease that needs to be treated and can be controlled for life long and reduction of alcohol intake, and smoking cessation can prevent hypertension. Behavioral parameters such as regular monitoring of blood preessure, not smoking and reduction of alcohol intake showed significance between males and females. Participants had good knowledge, while they had poor attitudes and behaviors.
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