Saturday , 8 August 2020

Prospective and Randomized Study to Improve the Quality of Life of Hypertensive Patients after Counselling

A. Bharath kumar*1, B. Kumar1, N. Vijayabhaskar Reddy2, M. Gobinath1
1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore.
2D.S.R. Govt. District Head Quarters Hospital, Nellore.

A B S T R A C T
Hypertension is a Persistant Elevation of Blood Pressure more than 140/80.Pharmacist is one of the Members in the Health Care Team Providing counselling to the Hypertensive Patients to improve the Quality of life. The Prospective study was carried out for a period of six months in a 750 Bedded Teaching Hospital. The total 60 patients are enrolled in a study. They are divided into counselling group and control group. The knowledge attitude practices questionaries are prepared and distributed to counselling group. The Quality of life Questionaries are Prepared and Distributed to counselling group. Before and after (follow up 1 and follow up2) counselling group scores are evaluated. There should be increase in knowledge attitude practices and Quality of life in counselling group is compared with control group after counselling. the statistical analysis was Performed using Graph Pad Prism software. After six months counselling Statistically Significant improvement with values P<0.001,P<0.05 Respetively.
Keywords: counselling, Quality of life, Health Care, Blood Pressure

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