Journal article

Additive association of knowledge and awareness on control of hypertension: a cross-sectional survey in rural India

Rathina Srinivasa Ragavan, Rohina Joshi, Roger G Evans, Michaela A Riddell, Kavumpurathu R Thankappan, Clara K Chow, Brian Oldenburg, Ajay S Mahal, Kartik Kalyanram, Kamakshi Kartik, Oduru Suresh, Nihal Thomas, Gomathyamma K Mini, Velandai K Srikanth, Pallab K Maulik, Mohammed Alim, Rama K Guggilla, Doreen Busingye, Amanda G Thrift

JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is an interaction between knowledge about hypertension and awareness of hypertension on the treatment and control of hypertension in three regions of South India at different stages of epidemiological transition (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/HJH/B426). METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, we randomly selected villages within each of rural Trivandrum, West Godavari, and Chittoor. Sampling was stratified by age group and sex. We measured blood pressure and administered a questionnaire to determine knowledge and awareness of hypertension. Logistic regression was used to assess associations of awareness and knowledge ab..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, Australia) under the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Hypertension Program


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA)


Awarded by NHFA


Awarded by Wellcome Trust/Department of Biotechnology India Alliance Intermediate Career Fellowship


Awarded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship (H2020-EU.1.3.4)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, Australia) under the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Hypertension Program (GNT1040030). The following acknowledge fellowship support: A.G.T. (NHMRC GNT1042600]; C.K.C. (NHMRC GNT1105447 co-funded by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA); R.J. (NHFA 100484); P.K.M. (Wellcome Trust/Department of Biotechnology India Alliance Intermediate Career Fellowship IA/I/13/1/500879); R.K.G. (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship (H2020-EU.1.3.4). Grant agreement ID: 754432).