At the College of Nursing at the University of Kufa, a master’s thesis was discussed by the student (Noor Jassim Muhammad) tagged (the effect of the effectiveness of self-care on the results of patients with high blood pressure).
High blood pressure is a serious public health concern worldwide because it is so common and associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) blood is the primary cause of approximately 20% of deaths worldwide. High blood pressure was found to be prevalent in 22% of the world’s population in 2014, resulting in 9.4 million deaths and 211.8 million disability-adjusted life years lost. High blood pressure is mainly caused by an individual’s lifestyle. Inadequate treatment and inability to detect diseases are known to be associated with poor disease control. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of a self-care educational program on the outcomes of hypertensive patients by assessing participants’ quality of life and their knowledge about self-care management of hypertension before and after the program. METHODS: A quasi-experimental project was used on 85 hypertensive patients who were sent to Najaf Center for Cardiac Catheterization and Surgery for clinical consultation. During the study, patients were recruited on a non-probability (objective) basis and randomly assigned to one of two groups: the study group (50 patients) or the comparison group (35 patients). And the researcher gave instructions to the study group. The comparison group is the group that was not trained by the researcher. Results: The results of the current study showed that the study group for hypertensive patients has improved compared to the control group. CONCLUSION: The main conclusion based on the study results and their discussion is that the educational program improves self-care management of patients with hypertension. It is recommended that: Extensive, comprehensive population studies may be performed to determine the effectiveness of another educational program in reducing complications, especially for hypertensive patients.