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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 269) Last page : ( 275)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00054.9

Hypertensive Patients’ Practices Regarding Lifestyle Changes in AL-Amarah City at South of Iraq

Radhi Thani Asmar1, Mohammed Amjad Hashim2, Shamkh Saad Sabri3

1MSc. Assistant Lecturer, Adult Nursing Department College of Nursing, University of Misan, Iraq

2MSc. Assistant Lecturer, in the field of Nursing Administration, College of Nursing, University of Misan, Iraq

3MSc. Assistant Lecturer, Community Health Nursing Department College of Nursing, University of Misan, Iraq

Online published on 8 February, 2019.


The study aims to assess hypertensive patient's practices regarding lifestyle changes and to find out the relationship between patients practices and certain variables; age, gender, marital status, educational status, number years of diagnosis with hypertension, history of family member with hypertension source of information& Employment. A descriptive study was carried out in medical wards of Al-sadder teaching hospital at south of Iraq. A non-probability sample of (100) hypertensive patients (male & female), who were admitting in medical wards, the data was collected through the use of instrument. Direct interview technique was used to collect data from hypertensive patients. Descriptive statistical analysis procedures (frequency, percentage, mean of score) and inferential analysis procedures (chi-Square) were used for the data analysis. the results of the study indicate that the majority of items have low mean score (less than1.66) for practice. There is a significant relationship between patients’ practice regarding hypertension and some socio-demographic characteristics (level of education, Number Years of diagnosis with hypertension, History of Family member with hypertension). From the results it is concluded that the patient have inadequate or deficit in some aspects related lifestyle change regarding hypertension disease.



Hypertensive, Risk factors, Public health.


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