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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 458) Last page : ( 462)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00102.9

Effectiveness of Hypertension Prevention Program on Information among Employees at Kanaya Kumari District, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Sulochana C. Sasi1,*, Dr. Rani Sharmila Jansi2

1Associate Professor, Christian College of Nursing Neyyoor, Kanayakumari District, Tamilnadu, Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

2Vice Principal, Christian College of Nursing Neyyoor, Kanaya Kumari District, Tamilnadu, Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sasisulochanac@gmail.com

Online published on 7 April, 2020.

Abstract

The aim of study is to prevent hypertension by Intervention Programme through awareness regarding lifestyle modification and maintaining normal Blood Pressure. A Pre Experimental One Group Pre-test Post-test design study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Intervention Programme regarding prevention of hypertension on knowledge of pre hypertensive employees in selected industries at Kanyakumari district, Tamil nadu. The objectives of the study is to assess an compare the level of knowledge of pre hypertension employees in selected industries. After pretest of knowledge, Intervention Programme was given for a period of one weeks. It includes wellness teaching and playing suggested Degital Video Disk entitled exercises and distribution of wellness module to the participants for a period of 12 hours in each industry. At the end of the 7thweek outcome measures on knowledge level was measured with the participants. Among the selected 120 samples the Intervention Programme was found to be effective in improving knowledge. There was a highly significant difference between pretest and post test on knowledge. The study concludes that Intervention Programme could provide middle educated people, a full freedom towards the health awareness and middle income people for decision practices and make life style modification to prevent hypertension and obtain a positive wellbeing. The published work is a part of Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University Chennai.

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Keywords

Prevention, information, employees, knowledge, Programme.

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