Community-based interventions in hypertensive patients: a comparison of three health education strategies.

  • ChuHong L
  • SongTao T
  • YiXiong L
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Community-based health education programs may be helpful in improving health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses. This study aimed to evaluate community-based health education strategies in the management of hypertensive patients with low socioeconomic status in Dongguan City, China., METHODS: This was a randomized, non-blinded trial involving 360 hypertensive patients enrolled in the community health service centre of Liaobu Town, Dongguan City, China. Participants were randomized to receive one of the three community-based health education programs over 2 years: self-learning reading (Group 1), monthly regular didactic lecture (Group 2), monthly interactive education workshop (Group 3). Outcomes included the changes in the proportion of subjects with normalized blood pressure (BP), hypertension-related knowledge score, adherence to antihypertensive treatment, lifestyle, body mass index and serum lipids., RESULTS: After the 2-y intervention, the proportion of subjects with normalized BP increased significantly in Group 2 (from 41.2% to 63.2%, p

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Community Health Centers/og [Organization & Admin
  • *Health Behavior
  • *Health Education/mt [Methods]
  • *Hypertension/th [Therapy]
  • *Patient Education as Topic/mt [Methods]
  • *Patient Participation/sn [Statistics & Numerical
  • Adult
  • Antihypertensive Agents/tu [Therapeutic Use]
  • China
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension/pc [Prevention & Control]
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Program Evaluation

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Authors

  • Lu ChuHong

  • Tang SongTao

  • Lei YiXiong

  • Zhang MianQiu

  • Lin WeiQuan

  • Ding SenHua

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