Mohammed Alborisha, Anmar Al-Elayawi, Marwa Attallah, Mustafa Yahya, Farah Almerza, Ibrahim Abdulsada and Ahmed Wahhab
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is an important public health problem that contributes considerably to the burden of illness on the planet. The assessment of knowledge among patients with hypertension is vital in identifying gaps in understanding the disease, its risk factors and the value of following a treatment plan. By shedding light on the knowledge and quality of life of hypertension patients in Baghdad, Iraq, the study's findings will add to the body of current knowledge on the condition. The aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge of hypertension and the quality of life among hypertensive patients. A cross-sectional study was carried out in Baghdad City, Iraq. The questionnaire was used from November 20th 2022 to May 20th 2023. An estimated 385 people made up the sample. Most of the patients are above the age of 50, with 60.3% (n=232) being males and 39.7% (n=153) being females. Majority of the patients 80% (n=308) had good knowledge regarding hypertension. The majority of patients reported no issues with mobility, personal care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, and anxiety or depression. In contrast, gender was significantly associated with activities of daily living, personal care, pain or discomfort, and anxiety or depressive symptoms. The quality of life and knowledge of hypertension were highly correlated. In conclusion, the study's findings offer insightful information on the knowledge and quality of life of hypertension patients.
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