ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT RISK FACTORS OF HYPERTENSION AMONG ADULTS IN SELECTED VILLAGE AT CUDDALORE DISTRICT

Mrs.Suganthra Devi, Dr.D. Karaline Karunagri

Abstract


The most common hereditary disease which are prevailing in India population are hypertension cardiac disease, diabetes mellitus, and bronchial asthma. And tuberculosis among these disease hypertension IS the most widely seen. High blood pressure termed “hypertension” is a leading cause of morbidity and Mortality. The affects almost one billion people in world wide. It is very common and affects around 50 million Americans of which about 30% are not yet diagnosed (NHLBI). There is strong evidence that blood pressure is highly related to the state of the autonomic nervous system, where the state of excitation or sympathetic highly correlates with higher blood pressure and state of relaxation or parasympathetic highly correlates with the lower blood pressure. Objective of the Study: To assess the knowledge of adult regarding risk factors of hypertension. To identity the risk factors of hypertension among adult. To find out the association between knowledge with selected demographic variable. Methodology: One group pre-test descriptive design was adopted for this study the study was conducted in community at Cuddalore district. Convenient sampling technique was adopted to select the individuals for the study. A total sample of adult who met inclusion criteria were selected using convenient sampling techniques. Conclusion: The present study assessed the knowledge among the subjects regarding risk factors of hypertension a The study showed that there was no significant association between pretest knowledge with demographic variables such as age, education, occupation, type of family, monthly income, religion, place of residence, source of information. And found that the subjects had inadequate knowledge of risk factors of hypertension before pre-test. After pre – test assess the risk factors of hypertension.

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risk factors, hypertension & knowledge

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