Volume 8, Issue 4 (Winter 2005)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2005, 8(4): 53-58 | Back to browse issues page

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Javadi H, Barikani A, Jalilolghadr S. Evaluation of Qazvin general practitioners’ attitude on hypertension. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2005; 8 (4) :53-58
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Abstract Background: Hypertension is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, and the commonest factor of heart failure, cerebrovascular diseases and renal failure in many countries. Objective: To evaluate the attitude of Qazvin physicians on hypertensive disease. Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at year of 2002 in 80 of 419 general practitioners. Data were collected using a valid and reliable questionnaire of WHO. All data analysis were carried out using SPSS, and X2 test. Findings: Out of all participants, 73.7% were male and 26.3% female. 55% of physicians were in age group of 30-40 years with a mean value of 39±9.7. The after graduation years were >10 in 46.3%. Out of all physician, 98.8% believed that high blood pressure is a serious problem for health and 96.3% believed that the primary prevention is effective 38.8% believed that the target of blood pressure for treatment is 140/90 mmHg. There was a relationship between the after graduation years and the target treatment of blood pressure and the treatment of uncontrolled blood pressure (p=0.02). Also, there was a link between age with professional tendency in using of laboratory tests and treatment approach in uncontrolled hypertension (P=0.01). There was no relation between gender and attitude. Conclusion: The attitude on treatment of high blood pressure was changed over the after graduation years.
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