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Volume 3 Issue 2 April - June 2020

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A Descriptive Study To Assess The Knowledge of Staff Nurses Regarding Management and Prevention of Complications Related to Hypertension

Chamandeep Kaur, Renuka Silas, Vikram Sharma

Background- Hypertension is also called silent killer disease which remains asymptomatic until the damage effect can be seen. Hypertension is a common risk factor for morbidity and mortality not in the industrialised world but also in developing countries. Thus the problem of hypertension can be truly considered as pandemic. It can be determinable to all major organs including heart, brain and kidney. It may contribute to death from heart failure, heart attack and stroke. The control of hypertension is essential even though its a secondary aspect. The ultimate goal in general should prevent and control of hypertension. If prevention start earlier there is more likely to be effective control of hypertension. Aim and Objective: The study is to enhance the knowledge of the staff nurses regarding management and prevention of complications related to hypertension with view to prepare pamphlets. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding management and prevention of complications related to hypertension. Material and Method: The Quantitative research approach was adopted and quantitative non experimental research design was used. The study sample size was100 staff nurses. Non probability convenient sampling techniques were used to select the sample for the study. Results: The knowledge of staff nurses related to hypertension revealed that most of the staff nurses i.e. 47% had excellent knowledge, 24% had average knowledge, 19% had good knowledge and 10% had poor knowledge regarding management and prevention of complications related to hypertension. Overall staff nurses level of knowledge was highest 5.4(67.5%) in general information, followed by the area of complication 3.22(64.4%), than in sign and symptoms 3.81(63.5%) prevention of complication 5.24(58.22%) and lowest in management 4.40(55%) as well as in the cause and risk factor 4.47(49.66%). Conclusion: Staff nurses had adequate knowledge in the area of prevention of complication on hypertension, sign and symptoms, general information, whereas staff nurses had deficit knowledge on recognising the causes, risk factor and management and hence the pamphlet which I distributed regarding management and prevention of complication related to hypertension was more effective in the staff nurses. Thus in future this kind of study can be replicated to the large group of samples.

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