Effects of educative-supportive program on self-care behaviors and blood pressure levels among young adult patients with uncontrolled hypertension

Authors

  • Supalak Thongkao Rajavithi Hospital
  • Nipa Kimsungnoen School of Nursing, Rangsit University
  • Rachanee Namjuntra School of Nursing, Rangsit University

Keywords:

educative and supportive, line application, self-care behaviors, young adult patients with hypertension

Abstract

This Quasi experimental research, the two group Pretest-Posttest Design aimed to study the effect of  educative and supportive Program with the Line Application  among young  adult patients with uncontrolled hypertension. The samples were 60 patients with uncontrolled hypertension in young adults, who received treatment at medical outpatient department.  They were randomly assigned into two groups: an experimental and a control group which consisted of 30 patients in each group. The experimental group received Educative and   Supportive  Program with the Line Application, which was developed based on the Orem’s concept. The control group received usual nursing care. The research instruments were Self-care Behaviors questionnaires and blood pressures measurement. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, and paired t-test.

The results of the study showed that after implementing the educative-supportive program, the experimental group had significantly higher self-care behavior than before receiving the program and higher than control group (p < .001). The systolic blood pressure of experimental group after receiving the program (MEAN = 137.50, S.D= 10.91) was lower than before receiving the program (MEAN = 149.30, S.D= 10.39) and the diastolic blood pressure of experimental group after receiving the program (MEAN = 85.03, S.D=9.59) was lower than before receiving the program (MEAN = 95.83, S.D= 8.62) (p < .05) and lower than control group (p < .001).

Conclusion and recommendations: According to the findings, the educative-supportive program using LINE application which is a communication technology accessible for every patient to develop self-care behaviors. In addition, this study could be provide a guideline of nursing practice in caring for young adult patients with uncontrolled hypertension to improved better self-care behaviors.

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2022-03-12

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Thongkao S, Kimsungnoen N, Namjuntra R. Effects of educative-supportive program on self-care behaviors and blood pressure levels among young adult patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Thai J. Cardio-Thorac Nurs. [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 12 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];32(2):73-88. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/journalthaicvtnurse/article/view/244289

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