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Hypertension in family practice. A study of knowledge, attitudes and practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1411823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study was conducted in Cape Town during 1990 to investigate the knowledge, attitudes and practices of 90 family practitioners with regard to hypertension and its management. Hypertension was regarded as an important health problem by 59% while 5% thought that it was not important. Sixty-eight per cent of family practitioners estimated that less than 15% of their patients suffered from hypertension and 78% of family practitioners estimated that more than 70% of their hypertensive patients' blood pressures were controlled. Fifty-five per cent of family practitioners thought it acceptable for a lay person to measure blood pressure and 68% felt that the use of a hypertension register in the practice would assist in the management of hypertension. The information gathered will be of great value in planning intervention strategies and developing hypertension management aids that could assist the family practitioner.
W M Pick; K Steyn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-06     Completed Date:  1992-11-06     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence / standards*
Family Practice / standards
Hypertension / therapy*
Physicians, Family / psychology
South Africa

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