Relationship between Knowledge, Attitude and Management Patient Care Problems with Behavior Care for Patients Hypertension

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Karuna Pramoolsinsup
Warin Wattananonsatien
Nipaporn Patcharakaetanont

Abstract

Purpose: To study the relationship between knowledge, attitude, and manage patient care problems with behavior care for patients with hypertension.
Design: Mixed methods research
Methods: In the quantitative population all community health networks of 209 people.
In the qualitative was community health network group discussion of 10 people informants from the quantitative by purposive sampling. The research tools included: the knowledge test and questionnaire. The Cranach’s alpha coefficient of the instruments revealed acceptable reliability scores of 0.87-0.90. Percentages, means, standard deviations, Pearson product-moment correlation, and content analysis were used to analyze quantitative and qualitative data
Results: 1) The quantitative study found the knowledge, attitude, and management of patient care problems had correlated negatively with behavior care for patients with hypertension at 0.01. 2) The qualitative study found the health care network had knowledge and understanding about hypertension, health promotion guidelines, prevention of complications, a good attitude toward patient care, basic health care skills and emergency first aid, coordination, participation in design health care activities and home visit follow-up.
Conclusion: The knowledge, attitude, and practice correlated negatively with behavior care for patients with hypertension, suggesting that the area should develop a model of participation in patient care empirical.

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