Knowledge regarding risk factors of hypertension among students in University ,,Goce Delchev"-Stip

Angelovska, Bistra and Drakalska, Elena and Volinkoska, Jasmina (2017) Knowledge regarding risk factors of hypertension among students in University ,,Goce Delchev"-Stip. In: The 21st Session of The Balkan Medical days, 06-08 Oct 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Abstract

I. The aim of the study The purpose of this study is to collect information about knowledge and understandings of students in University „Goce Delcev“ regarding the risk factors of hypertension, life habits that increase the risk for high blood pressure, comparison of obtained results with similar studies and also presentation of opportunities for educational and promotional activities in the University in order to improve students’ knowledge about the disease. II. Materials and methods To achieve the set goals we made research about the knowledge of students from University „Goce Delcev“ Stip about the risk factors that contribute to arterial hypertension and lifestyle management techniques that are crucial for hypertension control. 247 students are interviewed from various faculties (except Faculty of Medical Sciences) from different years by random selection. The opinion pool is anonymous. The questionnaire is formulated according applied studies and includes the understandings of the risk factors and possible prevention of hypertension. The results are presented in tables, adequately discussed and compared with results from similar studies. III. Results The obtained results of the research showed that the knowledge of students in University „Goce Delcev“-Stip regarding risk factors for developing hypertension are insufficient, and also their lifestyle habits include numerous risk factors for developing hypertension. IV. Conclusion In conclusion, interactive promotional and education workshops are the most effective strategies for improving students’ knowledge regarding risk factors of arterial hypertension and lifestyle changes focusing on reduction of dietary salt, fat and alcohol and increase in potassium and fruits and vegetables as crucial part in hypertension management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Elena Drakalska
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 12:10
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 12:10
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18310

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