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joge 2018, 3(1): 56-62 Back to browse issues page
Self-care behavior and related factors in older adults with hypertension in Ahvaz City
Faride Barati, Mossa Sajjadi, Akram Farhadi, Mostafa Amiri, Leila Sadeghmoghadam *
Nursing School, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.
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Introduction: High blood pressure is the most important public health problem in developing countries. The implementation of self-care regarding its cost-effectiveness seems necessary. The aim of conducting this study was to investigate factors associated with self-care behaviors in elderly with hypertension.
Method: This cross-sectional study was carried out in 2017 on 300 elderly with hypertension who were under the treatment in community health centers in Ahvaz city. The data were collected through a demographic form and a self-care assessing instrument for hypertension.  The collected data were put in the SPSS and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics t-test, Spearman and Pearson correlation and ANOVA tests at significant level of P<0.05. based on hypertension self-care and its relationship with demographic factors.
Findings: Of 300 elderlies, 54/3% were woman that the most of them were married (80/7%), with average economic status (59.7%) and under diploma (73/66%). The mean and standard deviation of total self care were 55/92±8/94. The results showed that there was a significantly positive relationship between self-care and hypertension history, income, and education level(p<0/05). However, there was no significant relationship between self-care and the variables of age, gender, and coincident disease(p>0/05).
Conclusion: Considering the importance of self-care in controlling hypertension and obtaining low self-care scores by the poorly literate elderly with low income, it is suggested that the age group be educated adequately through the extensive implementation of audio-visually educational programs.
Keywords: Self-care, Hypertension, Elderly
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Type of Study: Original research | Subject: elderly physical issues
Received: 2018/08/6 | Accepted: 2018/10/7
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barati F, sajjadi M, farhadi A, amiri M, sadeghmoghadam L. Self-care behavior and related factors in older adults with hypertension in Ahvaz City. joge. 2018; 3 (1) :56-62
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نشریه سالمندشناسی Journal of Gerontology
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