Sunitha P., Sucy George
Ms. Sunitha P.1, Mrs. Sucy George2
1M.Sc (N), Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Athena College of Nursing, Mangaluru, Karnataka. India.
2Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Athena College of Nursing, Mangaluru, Karnataka. India.
Volume - 9,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2021
Hypertension (HTN) is an enormous health problem and is one of the biggest health challenges in the 21st century. Effective management in hypertension requires a multi-sectorial approach. Dietary management plays a vital role in managing blood pressure especially beetroot juice which contains nitrates helps in vasodilation thus reducing hypertension. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of information booklet on knowledge regarding hypertension and supplementation of beetroot juice among hypertensive patients and To find the association between mean pre-test knowledge score about hypertension and supplementation of beet root juice with the selected demographic variables. A pre-experimental one group, pre-test post-test design was used for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 30 hypertensive patients. The investigator assessed the knowledge regarding HTN and supplementation of beetroot juice in managing hypertension using structured knowledge questionnaire and then the information booklet was administered to the subjects. The collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The mean post-test knowledge score (x2=23.87) was higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score (x1=17.40). The mean difference between post-test and pre-test knowledge score was highly significant. The obtained ‘t’ value (11.75) is higher than the table value (t29=1.70 at p<0.05 level significance). There was no significant association between knowledge score and selected demographic variables like age, gender, religion, education, occupation, income, and duration of illness. (?2=2.143, ?2=0.536, ?2=0.000, ?2=0.536, ?2=2.143, ?2=0.133, ?2=0.536). Hence it can be concluded that information booklet is an effective strategy for providing information and improving the knowledge of adult hypertensive patients.
Cite this article:
Sunitha P., Sucy George. Effectiveness of Information booklet on knowledge regarding Hypertension and Supplementation of beetroot juice among hypertensive patients in a selected Hospital Mangaluru. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(3):265-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00063
Sunitha P., Sucy George. Effectiveness of Information booklet on knowledge regarding Hypertension and Supplementation of beetroot juice among hypertensive patients in a selected Hospital Mangaluru. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(3):265-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00063 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-3-5
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