Project Description

Author: Hossain et al.


Hypertension (HTN), a leading risk factor for death and disease burden in Bangladesh, poses a significant challenge to healthcare systems. As HTN needs both pharmacological therapy and certain lifestyle measures, non-adoption of lifestyle health measures adds to the existing challenge, further burdening the healthcare system. Understanding the responsible factors can lead to more targeted and effective health promotion activities and policy interventions. Therefore, the assessment of factors responsible for the non-adoption of healthy behavior in hypertensive individuals in Bangladesh is crucial; therefore, this is the aim of this study. This cross-sectional study will be conducted in the Hypertension and Research Center, Rangpur, for a period of six months. Patients attending the study center for HTN management and follow-ups will be approached for this study. A total of 423 hypertensive patients will be included according to the selection criteria. A semistructured questionnaire will be developed containing sociodemographic information, disease-related information and health behavior-related information. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted for data collection. The collected data will be checked for errors and stored anonymously. Data analysis will be conducted by using IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows, Version 23.0. Armonk, NY: IBM Corp. Ethical clearance will be sought from the Bangladesh Medical and Research Council. The study will be conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki.

Keywords: Hypertension, Healthy behavior, Lifestyle modification, Nonpharmacological management of hypertension, Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

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