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Title: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards Hypertension Screening and Non Drug Control Measures Among Administrative Staff of University of Jos
Authors: Okpe, Daniel Cletus
Oyedele, Emmanuel A.
Ajayi, Abraham Dare
Ogunyewo, Oluwatoyin
Ajio, Daniel K.
Mafuyai, Joseph Mangai
Elugwaraonu, Judith Chinma
Keywords: University Staff
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Tropical Journal of Nursing
Series/Report no.: Vol.1;No. 2; Pp 142-151
Abstract: BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of hypertension is on the rise globally leading to high morbidity and mortality.This descriptive study assessed knowledge,attitude and practice of high blood pressure, non drug and drug control measures among administrative staff of University of Jos. METHOD: A total of 133 respondent whose age were 20years and older participated in the study. Validated questionnaire was used for data collection. RESULT: The study revealed that majority (84.9%) of the respondents said that hypertension is a disease, and (76.7%)of the respondent had positive attitude towards screening their blood pressure, while 86% said it is important to take vegetables and fruits to help control hypertension. More than half (57.9%) of the respondents said that they use western drugs or pharmaceutical drugs to control hypertension while 63.6% said they often check their blood pressure. The null hypothesis was accepted, that is, no significant difference between level of education and practice of high blood pressure control. RECOMMENDATION: It was recommended that seminar and workshop should be organized for administrative staff by the University management to enlighten them on the control of high blood pressure.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2042
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