EXPERIENCE OF MANAGEMENT AMONG HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS ATTENDING PUBLIC SECTOR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Sapam Asha Devi, Mrs. K. Chithra

Abstract


This review deals with the management of hypertension . Hypertension is largely managed in primary care and is an important public health problem in terms of associated stroke and cardiovascular events. Hypertension constitutes a significant and growing burden of disease in South Africa.

OBJECTIVE: To explore patients current experiences of chronic care, as well as their motivation and capacity for self-management and lifestyle changes identify and synthesize research literature regarding care and motivation for effective self- management among hypertensive patients.

METHOD: This narrative review was intended to explore, describe, and interpret the experience of hypertensive patients. The initial workout starts with the qualitative review literature. A literature review was searched from PubMed, EBSCO, DELNET etc., using key words such as experience, management, hypertensive patients, public sector, primary health care services. Articles from the year are 2003-2015 included in this narrative review.

RESULT: Patients experience multiple impediments to effective self-management and behavior change, including poor health literacy, a lack of self-efficacy and perceived social support. With some exceptions, the majority of patients reported not having received adequate information; counseling or autonomy support from their healthcare providers. An extensive literature search was conducted; generating a variety of sources with some of the potential links has also been included.

CONCLUSION: The review concludes that health care providers have a vital role in assisting and motivate patients to become effective partners in their care, training, resources and tools are needed.


Keywords


experience, management, hypertensive patients, public sector, primary health care services.

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