Title

Lifestyle practices related to hypertension by selected residents of Barangay Sampaloc IV, City of Dasmarinas, Cavite

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Hypertension, Lifestyle

Abstract

The study used the descriptive method of research in the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of the results in the study. Using purposive sampling technique, a total of 401 residents participated in the study with four (4) invalid questionnaires due incomplete answers. The research instrument was divided into three (3) parts. The first part was the informed consent. The second part was the socio-demographic data which includes age, gender, educational attainment, employment status, job classification and socioeconomic status and the third part was the lifestyle practices which adapted from the study conducted by L.I. Zungu and F.R. Djumbe (2013). The statistical treatments used in this study were frequency, percentage, and chi-square test. Results showed that, 1) majority of respondents were 50 years old and above. Most of them were female, reached the high school level and unemployed. Employed respondents had a majority of blue collar job description and earning Php10,001 to 39,000 monthly; 2) the lifestyle practices of the respondents showed that the majority were not smoking, but the smoking respondents consume 16 and above sticks per day. Majority of the respondents did not consume alcohol and the drinking respondents consume alcohol on an occasional basis. In the view of exercise, the majority were doing exercise daily with walking as the main type of physical activity. Lastly, majority of the respondents sometimes ate salty and fatty foods; 3) there were no significant differences in the lifestyle practice of the respondents in terms of smoking when they are grouped according to age, educational attainment, employment status, job classification and socio-economic status; 4) there were significant differences in the lifestyle practice of the respondents in terms of drinking when they are grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, and employment status; 5) there were no significant differences in the lifestyle practice of the respondents in terms of exercise and its frequency on a daily basis according to their demographic data; 6) there were no significant differences in the lifestyle practice of the respondents in terms of salty food consumption according to their demographic profile.

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