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Community-based interventions in hypertensive patients: a comparison of three health education strategies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2015
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Title
Community-based interventions in hypertensive patients: a comparison of three health education strategies
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BMC Public Health, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1401-6
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Chu-Hong Lu, Song-Tao Tang, Yi-Xiong Lei, Mian-Qiu Zhang, Wei-Quan Lin, Sen-Hua Ding, Pei-Xi Wang

Abstract

Community-based health education programs may be helpful in improving health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses. This study aimed to evaluate community-based health education strategies in the management of hypertensive patients with low socioeconomic status in Dongguan City, China. This was a randomized, non-blinded trial involving 360 hypertensive patients enrolled in the community health service centre of Liaobu Town, Dongguan City, China. Participants were randomized to receive one of the three community-based health education programs over 2 years: self-learning reading (Group 1), monthly regular didactic lecture (Group 2), monthly interactive education workshop (Group 3). Outcomes included the changes in the proportion of subjects with normalized blood pressure (BP), hypertension-related knowledge score, adherence to antihypertensive treatment, lifestyle, body mass index and serum lipids. After the 2-y intervention, the proportion of subjects with normalized BP increased significantly in Group 2 (from 41.2% to 63.2%, p<0.001), and increased more substantially in Group 3 (from 40.2% to 86.3%, p<0.001), but did not change significantly in Group 1. Improvements in hypertension-related knowledge score, adherence to regular use of medications, appropriate salt intake and regular physical activity were progressively greater from group 1 to group 2 to group 3. Group 3 had the largest reductions in body mass index and serum LDL cholesterol levels. Interactive education workshops may be the most effective strategy in community-based health promotion education programs for hypertensive patients in improving patients' knowledge on hypertension and alleviating clinical risk factors for preventing hypertension-related complications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 346 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 57 16%
Student > Master 45 13%
Researcher 31 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 8%
Lecturer 19 5%
Other 78 22%
Unknown 92 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 79 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 71 20%
Social Sciences 13 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 13 4%
Unspecified 11 3%
Other 46 13%
Unknown 116 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2022.
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#2,279,684
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#46
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