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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2005;12(2): 223
고혈압 환자의 건강행위 이행
정혜선1, 조옥희2, 유양숙3
1극동정보대학 간호과
2포천중문의과대학 간호학과
3가톨릭대학교 간호대학
Compliance with Health Behavior among Patients who are Hypertensive
Hye-Sun Jeong1, Ok-Hee Cho2, Yang-Sook Yoo3
1Department of Nursing, Keukdong College
2Department of Nursing, Pochon CHA University
3College of Nursing, The Catholic University
Purpose: This study was done to investigate compliance with health behaviors among patients who are hypertensive.
Method: The participants in this study were 121 outpatients with hypertension. Compliance with health behaviors was measured using a questionnaire developed by the researchers. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Duncan's multiple range test and chi square test.
Results: According to tile general characteristics of the participants, compliance with medication and diet was higher among women than men, among high school graduates than middle school graduates or those with lower academic qualifications, and among those who were unemployed compared to those who were employed. Compliance with alcohol abstinence or not smoking was higher among women than men, and among those who were unemployed compared to those who were employed. According to the risk factors of hypertension, compliance with health behaviors was significantly higher in those who had associated diseases. The participants in the group with a hypertension morbidity period longer than 10 years did exercise more than 3 times a week and regularly weighed themselves once or more a week. The item showing highest compliance concerning medication and diet was 'Take prescribed drugs regularly', while the one showing lowest was 'Take drugs with knowledge about their side effects'.
Key words: Hypertension | Health behavior | Compliance
주요어: 고혈압 | 건강행위 이행