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JCDR. 2022; 13(1): 173-177


KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS CONCERNING THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Dubey, Dr. Roshan Mandloi, Dr. Bharat Kumar Parmer.


Abstract

Background: Hypertension is rightly termed as the silent killer is a well-established risk
factor leading the cardiovascular disease in affected subjects. Hypertension puts a large
burden on the health care system and affects cardiovascular health to a major extent in Indian
subjects.
Aim: Thepresent study was conducted to assess the knowledge and awareness of the general
practitioners concerning hypertension and its management.
Materials and Methods:The present questionnaire-based study was conducted on 108
general practitioners who were well aware of the study design and were willing to answer the
questionnaire. These subjects were enrolled after giving informed consent.
Results: Most common presenting symptom was fatigue which was reported in 71.42%
(n=70) subjects followed by palpitations seen in 39.79% (n=39) study subjects. Another
reported symptom was dizziness reported by 37.75% (n=37 study subjects and the least
common symptom was a headache in the morning reported in 28.57% (n=28) study subjects.
The preferred position for recording blood pressure by general practitioners was standing
used by 14.28% (n=14) practitioners, supine by 22.44% (n=22) practitioners, and sitting by
54.08% (n=53) general practitioners.
Conclusion: The present study concludes that general physicians were well-informed about
the diagnosis and management of the subjects with hypertension. However, accurate
approach towards diagnosis, management, and history recording of subjects with
hypertension.

Key words: Awareness, diagnosis, general practitioners, hypertension,management, treatment






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