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THE BEHAVIOURAL LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION PROGRAM ON THE BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS OF HYPERTENSIVE INDIVIDUALS OF BARANGAY PANAGAAN, MUNICIPALITY OF MAHAYAG, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
Author: MAYMONA JAJI CHOUDRY
Date: April 2016

This study seeks to determine the effect of behavioural lifestyle modification program on the blood pressure levels of hypertensive individuals. This research employs quasi-experimental research design. This study involved individuals with Hypertension under pre-hypertensive stage to stage II by JNC-7 classification. The researcher had 2 groups involved in the study; control group vs. intervention group in which there was a total of 73 respondents respectively. The respondents were assessed on height, weight, waist circumference, hip circumference and blood pressure. In addition, self-reported questionnaire were used to measure the dietary and alcohol drinking patterns, physical activity and compliance to medicine. The study was conducted for 3 consecutive months. The control group had one group session and no hataw schedule was provided. Whereas, the intervention group had various activities (lecture series, house-to-house visits, and hataw exercises) within that time frame. There was a total of 4 group sessions which consisted of series of lecture on hypertension and lifestyle modification specifically on DASH diet, alcohol consumption, physical activity and compliance to maintenance medicine were conducted on a weekly basis for a month, in addition to Hataw exercise. Self-reported adherence was utilized to measure their compliance to lifestyle practices. The researcher employed descriptive and inferential statistics. The result of the study showed that the blood pressure of the intervention group was controlled in addition to self-reported adherence to recommendations in consumption of fruits and vegetables, moderation in alcohol intake, physical activity of at least 150 minutes/week and compliance to prescribed medicine in comparison to the control group.

Keyword: hypertension blood pressure hataw Panagaan Mahayag zamboanga del sur

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