Patients' understanding, management practices, and challenges regarding hypertension: A qualitative study among hypertensive women in a rural Bangladesh

dc.contributor.authorBoitchi, Anika Bushra
dc.contributor.authorNaher, Shabnam
dc.contributor.authorPervez, Sabbir
dc.contributor.authorAnam, Md. Mujibul
dc.contributor.otherJahangirnagar University
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Melbourne
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-28T19:06:02Z
dc.date.available2023-09-28T19:06:02Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.description.abstractBackground: Hypertension, as one of the main predisposing factors of many non-communicable diseases, is generally underdiagnosed among women with a significant uncontrolled rate. This study explores the understanding, management practice and challenges related to hypertension among hypertensive women in rural Bangladesh. Methods: A qualitative study was conducted among hypertensive rural women at Kumarkhali Upazilla, Kushtia, Bangladesh, using purposive and snowball sampling technique. Data was collected through in-depth interviews among twenty-three hypertensive women until they reached saturation. Data were analyzed thematically. Results: Findings of the study found that a small number of participants perceived the symptoms, risk factors, management and treatment of hypertension based on biomedical understanding. Also, their awareness level and adherence to preventive practices reflected a significant gap between biomedical preventive practices and local practices. A substantial number of participants preferred home management and alternative treatment for hypertension over the medication adherence and hospital treatment. This investigation revealed that poor socio-economic conditions, such as financial insufficiency, and, gender-based negligence impacted women's perception of and practice for hypertension and resulted in risky hypertension management behaviors. Conclusion: Based on the study, formulation of a comprehensive health education program for creating awareness, provisioning of significant interventions services related to hypertensive care are needed. Further intensive research is needed at the community-level to manage this chronic disease.en_US
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dc.identifier.citationBoitchi, A. B., Naher, S., Pervez, S., & Anam, Md. M. (2021). Patients’ understanding, management practices, and challenges regarding hypertension: A qualitative study among hypertensive women in a rural Bangladesh. In Heliyon (Vol. 7, Issue 7, p. e07679). Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07679
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07679
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5067-1297
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2166-7694
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7186-7774
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/10858
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCell Press
dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectBangladesh
dc.subjectBlood pressure
dc.subjectChallenges
dc.subjectHypertension
dc.subjectManagement practices
dc.subjectQualitative study
dc.subjectUnderstanding
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectSELF-MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectHEALTH
dc.subjectDISEASE
dc.subjectEXPERIENCE
dc.subjectADHERENCE
dc.subjectPRESSURE
dc.subjectMEDICINE
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
dc.titlePatients' understanding, management practices, and challenges regarding hypertension: A qualitative study among hypertensive women in a rural Bangladeshen_US
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