Factors Contributing to Dietary Compliance Among Hypertensive In - and -
Out patients at Maluti Adventist Hospital in Lesotho
Fifty hypertensive male and female patients between the ages 35 and 65,
seeking medical assistance at Maluti Adventist Hospital in the Berea
district were purposively selected and interviewed using structured
questionnaires. Only patients diagnosed with hypertension who gave their
consent by signing consent forms were interviewed. The questionnaire
design was informed by the objectives of the study and some constructs
of the health belief model as the theoretical foundation of the study.
Socio-demographic factors including age, gender, educational level and
occupation were identified. Moreover, knowledge, perceptions and
barriers regarding dietary compliance for hypertension were assessed.
The data was checked and cleared for completeness before analysis.