Title

The effects of health education on the health behavior of older persons with hypertension

Author

Yueyue Jiang

Date of Completion

5-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing

Keywords

health education, health behavior, hypertension

Abstract

The study utilized the quasi-experimental design specifically the non-equivalent comparison group design or the pre-test and post-test design to determine the effects of health education on the health behavior of older persons with hypertension. Fifty (50) participants were included in the study. The study was conducted at People's Hospital of YanChi County, WyZhong City, China which is a comprehensive hospital with the services of medical treatment, scientific research, health care, emergency and teaching. The demographic data sheet and self-management behavior scale for hypertensive patients were used to gather the data. percentage, mean, standard deviation, paired-test and t-test for independent samples were the statistical tools utilized in the study. The study concluded that, 1) Majority of the respondents are male, belonging to 60 to 70 years age group, finished primary education, married, with normal BMI, with family history of hypertension, smoking, and not engaged in drinking alcohol. There was no significant difference between treatment and comparison groups in terms of age, sex, educational attainment, civil status, BMI, family history of hypertension, smoking and drinking alcohol; 2) The respondents in the treatment group had fair health behavior before and very good health behavior after health education. On the other hand, the comparison group maintained fair health behavior throughout the study; 3) The health behavior of the treatment group significantly improved after health education compared to the comparison group; 4) health education is an effective intervention in improving the health behavior of older persons with hypertension.

First Advisor

Marjorie Fay P. Sta. Maria

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