Author(s): Dayalal Patidar, Kaushal Patidar, Maitri Thakar

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DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00019.3   

Address: Dr. Dayalal Patidar1, Mr. Kaushal Patidar2, Ms. Maitri Thakar3
1Principal, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana.
2HOD of Medical Surgical Department, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana.
3Final Year, M.Sc. Nursing Student, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Dist: Mehsana.
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Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2021

Introduction: Heart is a vital organ of the body. The main function of the heart is supply the blood to the whole body. Complimentary therapy is a diverse group of traditional practice comprised mainly of herbal and dietary supplement. Complimentary medicine in medical treatment that is note part of the usual scientific treatment used in western countries for example acupuncture. A wide range of or in addition to ordinary medicine. Design: A quantitative approach using Survey research design. Participants: 300 selected hypertensive patients were selected using Non-Probability Convenient sampling technique in Mehsana city. Tool: Self- Structured Knowledge Questionnaire and attitude rating scale (likert scale). Results: The data obtained were analyzed and interpreted in the light of objective using descriptive and inferential statistics.26.33% of sample had poor knowledge score (0-6), 60.33% of them had average knowledge score (713) and 13.33% of them had good knowledge score (14-20) regarding selected complimentary therapies. 22% of patients have negative attitude while 78% have positive attitude towards complimentary therapies. The correlation coefficient was done to assess relation between knowledge and attitude. The result was 0.60. It shows there was moderate relation between knowledge and attitude regarding selected complimentary therapies. Chi-square test used to associate the level of knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variable at 0.05 level of significant. Conclusion: The findings of the study revealed that sample have average knowledge about selected complimentary therapies. The findings of study indicate that there was moderate relation between knowledge and attitude regarding selected complimentary therapies.

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Dayalal Patidar, Kaushal Patidar, Maitri Thakar. A Study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding selective complimentary therapies for management of Hypertension among Hypertensive patients in selected area of Mehsana City. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(1):77-79. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00019.3

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