Journal article

Understanding and Motivations of Female Community Health Volunteers About Blood Pressure Control: A Prerequisite for Developing Community-Based Hypertension Interventions in Nepal.

Dinesh Neupane, Craig S McLachlan, Shiva R Mishra, Per Kallestrup

Global Heart | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Health literacy and attitudes of female community health volunteers (FCHV) toward hypertension management in the context of Nepal are not well understood. Therefore, it is important to explore the potential for the effectiveness for blood pressure screening and perceptions on their likely ability to promote a blood pressure reduction at community level. OBJECTIVE: The study aims to explore the knowledge and attitudes of FCHV related to hypertension prevention and control. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with FCHV located inside Lekhnath municipality. A total of 113 FCHV were interviewed in the survey using a questionnaire on knowledge and attitudes related to hype..

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