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Patients knowledge of hypertension and its control in Eastern Sudan.
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PMID:  17886426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the knowledge of hypertensive patients, in Kassala, eastern Sudan, about the disease, in relation to its control. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Kassala Teaching Hospital, Kassala, Eastern Sudan. SUBJECTS: Patients with hypertension attending referred outpatient medical clinic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Blood pressure, control status and hypertension knowledge score. RESULTS: Two hundred and forty two patients were involved in this study, of whom 68 (73.6%) were females and were of middle age. The majority were of low education. One fifth (19.4%) was found to have controlled blood pressure. About two-thirds of patients showed a high score of knowledge about the aetiology and complications of hypertension. Half of the patients knew about treatment of hypertension. Patients have a very low score regarding knowledge of symptoms of hypertension (38.8%). CONCLUSION: This study showed good patients' knowledge about hypertension, but such knowledge did not seem to have a significant beneficial effect on blood pressure control. Health education is warranted by health care providers and other factors leading to poor control should be identified and managed.
E M Osman; I Suleiman; A G Elzubair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-24     Completed Date:  2007-11-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  Kenya    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Hospitals, Teaching
Hypertension / complications,  prevention & control*,  psychology
Middle Aged
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Patient Education as Topic*
Risk Factors

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