Hypertension knowledge, awareness, and attitude among the hypertensive population in Kuala Lumpur and rural areas in Selangor, Malaysia

AbstractAimsPeople ’s knowledge, awareness, and attitude (KAA) about hypertension are the cornerstone of hypertension control and/or prevention. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the level of KAA of hypertensive populations about their disease and compare the level of KAA between rural and urban areas in Sel angor, Malaysia.Subjects and methodsA cross-sectional study was conducted at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and six rural areas in Selangor, Malaysia. A valid questionnaire was used to evaluate the level of KAA of the Malaysian hypertensive population. One thousand subjects were recruited by the non-probability convenience sampling method.ResultsThe mean age of the participants was 48  years old. Most of them (51.3%) had a moderate knowledge, 31.9% expressed fair awareness, and 48.8% showed moderate attitude regarding hypertension. Statistical analyses of the data revealed that the level of knowledge was found to be significantly associated with gender, age, race, education leve l, and source of information about hypertension (p 
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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DiscussionUptake of community-based evidence-supported interventions for hypertension control in Ghana is urgently needed to address the CVD epidemic and its associated morbidity, mortality, and societal costs. Findings from this study will provide policymakers and other stakeholders the “how to do it” empirical literature on the uptake of evidence-based task-strengthening interventions for HTN control in Ghana and will serve as a model for similar action in other low, middle-income countries.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT03490695. Registered on 6 April 2018.Protocol version and dateVersion 1, date: 21 August, 2019.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Comprehensive Physiology - Category: Physiology Tags: Compr Physiol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
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Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
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