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Hypertension in a residential home for the elderly in Penang, Malaysia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21265241     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A study of residents at the Silver Jubilee Home for the Aged was conducted to determine the prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension in this elderly community in Penang, Malaysia. Prevalence of hypertension was 36%, with 81% of patients being initially aware of this diagnosis. This relatively low hypertension prevalence rate may be because residents have a fairly sheltered lifestyle with less social stress and a daily routine that incorporates adequate exercise. Similarly, the high hypertension awareness rate compared to reported figures in the community may be because residents are more regularly monitored by the attending medical care-givers. At the beginning of the study, only 34% of hypertensive patients were well controlled with a blood pressure less than 140/90 mm Hg. This proportion rose to 53% at the end of study period. Compliance is better at a residential home because medication is served by their care-givers and cost is absorbed in this charitable organization. Our study suggests that hypertension awareness and control can be reasonable for the elderly in a residential home.
Authors:
H T Ong; L S Oung; L M Ong; K P S Tan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
HT Ong Heart Clinic, 251C, Burma Road, 10350 Penang. ongheanteik@gmail.com
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