Effectiveness of Workshop on Hypertension Among High School Teachers of Nepal

Devi,  Ashalata W and Prakash, Ratna and Devi , Benita M and Pais , Maria (2011) Effectiveness of Workshop on Hypertension Among High School Teachers of Nepal. International Journal of Nursing Education, 3 (1).

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Hypertension is the commonest disorder of cardiovascular system, posing a major public health challenge to the population in socio-economic and epidemiological transition. It is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular mortality, which accounts for 20–50 per cent of all deaths. Objectives :To identify the teachers who are at risk for developing hypertension, to determine the effectiveness of workshop on hypertension in terms of gain in knowledge scores, to find the correlation between knowledge score and risk score, and to find the association between risk status and selected demographic variables viz. marital status, educational qualification, type of family, income and domicile.Material and methods An evaluative study was conducted among 45 teachers of selected educational institutions of Pokhara, Kaski District, Nepal. Results Majority 24(53.33%) of the teachers were at moderate risk. None of them were at high risk. The median post-test knowledge score (29.00) was apparently higher than the median pre-test knowledge score (25.00).The median difference between the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores was found significantly different (z = P< 0.05). There was significant association between the hypertension risk status and marital status, educational qualification and type of family (p<0.05). Conclusion: The workshop can be used as an educational method to improve the knowledge of the teachers on hypertension. The awareness of their risk status will give the teachers a hint that they need to take preventive measure to prevent the disease and its complication. Consequently, bringing awareness among people by giving them information on matters related to health becomes one of the important responsibilities of our profession.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Workshop, Teachers, Risk factors
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2011 06:09
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2011 06:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/748

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