Knowledge Attitude and Practice Towards Hypertension Among Adult Papulation in a Rural Area of Lahore, Pakistan

Sofia Naseem


Hypertension is a term used to describe high blood pressure. Hypertension related knowledge and practices of people play an important role in controlling hypertension and prevent them its long-term complications. Knowledge and attitudes of patients have impact on the management of their illnesses, and improving knowledge is known to improve compliance with treatment in conditions such as hypertension. This was an observational, cross-case study that was conducted in rural area. Respondents ’selection was convenient sampling technique. Selected sample of 129 male and female residents of rural area Lahore.The result of study showed that adult papulation have knowledge about hypertension similarly have negative attitude and poor practices. The prevalence of hypertension is increasing globally. Current study signifies that people require support and guidance for practicing better disease management.

Keywords-Knowledge,Attitude,Practice, Hypertension

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