International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Lifestyle modification strategies practiced in management of hypertensive patients in Imenti North Sub County, Kenya
Annarita Kajuju Mwenda, Lucy Gitonga and Kamweru PK
Globally, the prevalence of Non-Communicable diseases such as hypertension is increasing dramatically hence a burden to countries of low income countries such as Kenya. In Kenya the prevalence of hypertension has increased gradually over the last 20 years. The objective of the study was to determine level of practice of lifestyle modification strategies among hypertensive patients in relation to management and control of hypertension. A cross-sectional study design was used to collect data. The study population consisted of hypertensive patients in Imenti North sub County of Meru County. Cluster random sampling method was used to select health facilities to be included in the study. On practice of lifestyle modification strategies, each of the five lifestyle modification strategies was significantly contributing to good control of blood pressure among the participants. When each of the strategy was analyzed on how it influenced blood pressure control, it was evident that the patients who practiced the recommended strategies had their blood pressure controlled. Generally, practice of all the recommended strategies was poor among the patients involved in this study.
Annarita Kajuju Mwenda, Lucy Gitonga, Kamweru PK. Lifestyle modification strategies practiced in management of hypertensive patients in Imenti North Sub County, Kenya. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2021;4(1):17-22.