Volume 25, Issue 2 (Summer 2017)                   Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2017, 25(2): 75-83 | Back to browse issues page

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Omidi A, Mirzaei Z, Khodaveisi M, Moghimbeigi A, Arabi A. The Correlation Between Social Support and Management of Hypertension in Menopausal Females at the Farshchian Hospital, Hamadan. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care. 2017; 25 (2) :75-83
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1580-en.html
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Introduction: Social support and self-management are effective factors in control and prevention of chronic diseases, including hypertension. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between social support and management of hypertension in menopausal females with hypertension.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 200 menopausal females with hypertension, who were admitted to Farshchian hospital of Hamedan were selected by convenience sampling. The data were collected from questionnaires on demographic characteristics, social support scale, and the researchers' questionnaire on hypertension management. The data was analyzed by the SPSS version 20 software using the Spearman correlation coeffiicient, t test, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).

Results: In this study, 13% of samples had poor social support, 49.5% of samples had moderate social support, and 37.5% of samples had good social support. A significant relationship was found between social support and blood pressure management components (self-regulation, self-monitoring, disease response, self-care, and adherence to the drug regimen)(P < 0.005).

Conclusions: The results indicated that social support had a significant relationship with the management of hypertension. By considering the important role of females in maintaining the health of other family members, their support could lead to improvement in their health status, including blood pressure control. Therefore, it is recommended to carry out planned interventions to improve self-management behaviors and social support of the family and community.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2016/07/24 | Accepted: 2016/08/23 | Published: 2017/01/30

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