Title

Lifestyle practices of hypertensive patients

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Hypertension, Lifestyle

Abstract

The demographic variables included in this study were age, gender, family history of hypertension, educational attainment, and monthly family income. This study utilized the descriptive research design involving 150 respondents using purposive sampling technique. After the approval of the respective barangay, consent forms and questionnaires were given to the respondents. Frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, ANOVA and t-test for independent means were the statistical measures used in the study. Results showed that, 1) most of respondents belongs to aged 35 to 64 years old, female, with family history of hypertension, attained secondary level of education, and had a monthly family income of Php10,000 and below; 2) the lifestyle practice of the respondents in general was good, where most of the respondents do not smoke and drink alcohol; 3) the lifestyle practices of the respondents were the same regardless of age, gender, family history of hypertension, educational attainment, and monthly income.

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