Effect of Lifestyle Intervention Program on Controlling Hypertension among Older Adults

Adel Al-Wehedy, Soad Hassan Abd Elhameed, Doaa Abd El-Hameed


Hypertension is one of the most common health problems in older adults and affects approximately one billion individuals worldwide. Interventions for hypertensive patient should be designed to increase adherence to lifestyle modification and antihypertensive medications. Aim: to determine the effect of lifestyle intervention on controlling hypertension among older adults. Method: quasi-experimental research design was used. The study carried out on 84 hypertensive elderly patients attending outpatient clinics of the specialized medical hospital, Mansoura university hospital, and New Mansoura general hospital. The subjects were alternatively divided into two equal groups; the first was study group, comprised of 42 patients and they were received the lifestyle intervention regarding control blood pressure. The second was control group, comprised of 42 patients and exposed to routine outpatient care only. Data was collected using 3 tools, socio-demographic and clinical data structured interview sheet, hypertension knowledge, and health promoting lifestyle profile II. Conclusion: the lifestyle intervention program was effective in the control of blood pressure via adoption of healthy behaviors.

Keywords: lifestyle intervention, hypertension, older adults

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