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Importance of nursing home care for blood pressure control in people with hypertension

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Gaio, Daniela Maria; Ulbrich, Elis Martins; Mantovani, Maria de Fátima; Moreira, Ricardo Castanho

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Abstract Objective: To describe the effect of home care nursing in knowledge, hospitalization and blood pressure levels in patients with hypertension treated impaired. Method: quantitative research with a retrospective design, made from the database extension project developed in a basic health unit of a municipality in the metropolitan region of Curitiba-PR. The activities included in the project were educational group and follow-up at home for 12 months. The sample consisted of 16 users with hypertension. Results: There was a higher frequency of women with a mean age of 63 year old. There was improvement in knowledge about hypertension, reduction in the rate of hospital admission due to hypertensive crisis and increase in the proportion of individuals with controlled blood pressure. Conclusion: The home care was effective in controlling blood pressure.
Keywords nursing; home care; hypertension; Brazil
Classification Medicine, Social Medicine
Free Keywords Hypertension
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3819-3827
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 2
DOI 10.9789/2175-5361.2013v5n2p3819
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence