Self-management Behaviors among Patients with Hypertension in Mueang District, Chanthaburi Province

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ราตรี อร่ามศิลป์
พัทธยา เกิดกุล
สายใจ จารุจิตร
วรรณศิริ ประจันโน

Abstract

This descriptive research aimed to describe the self-management behaviors among patients 
with hypertension. The samples consisted of 330 patients with hypertension in Mueang District, Chanthaburi Province. The research instruments were composed of a questionnaire of demographic data, a questionnaire of social support with the reliability of .74, and a questionnaire of self-management behaviors regarding hypertension with the reliability of .77. Data were collected from April to October, 2016. Statistics used for data analysis included frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, independent t-test, and Pearson’s product moment correlation.


The research results revealed that: 1) the patients with hypertension had the mean score of self-management behaviors at a good level (X = 59.96, SD = 6.72); 2) no statistically significant difference were found for self-management behaviors between males and females and between patients with and without family history of hypertension; and 3) age was negatively statistically correlated with self-management behaviors (r = -.103, p < .05); whereas, social support was positively statistically correlated with self-management behaviors (r = .150, p < .01).


This research suggested that health care providers involving hypertension care should promote self-management behaviors among patients especially elderly patients, emphasizing family and community participation.

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อร่ามศิลป์ ร., เกิดกุล พ., จารุจิตร ส., & ประจันโน ว. (2018). Self-management Behaviors among Patients with Hypertension in Mueang District, Chanthaburi Province. JOURNAL OF PHRAPOKKLAO NURSING COLLEGE, 29(1), 68–77. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pnc/article/view/132639
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Research Report (รายงานการวิจัย)