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Factors Contributing to Dietary Compliance Among Hypertensive In - and - Out patients at Maluti Adventist Hospital in Lesotho
  • Mamotsamai Ranneileng,
  • Roseline Cuna
Mamotsamai Ranneileng
National University of Lesotho

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Abstract

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.