The Health Care Status and Healthy Life Practices of Hypertensive Patients

고혈압 환자의 건강행태와 생활습관 실천정도

  • Eum, Sun Ok (College of Nursing, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Insook (College of Nursing, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2013.02.28
  • Accepted : 2013.04.11
  • Published : 2013.04.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the health care status and healthy life practices among hypertensive patients in our South Korea in a bid to provide some information on the efficient management of hypertension. Methods: The data of the fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2011 (KNHANES V-2) was utilized to analyze the state of hypertension management of 1,932 adults who were at the Western age of 19 and up and suffered from hypertension in order to identify what factors were related to their health care status and healthy life practices. IBM SPSS/WIN Statistics 20 software was employed, and frequency analysis and a ${\chi}^2$-test were carried out. Results: According to the results of the analysis, subjective health status, depression, and suicidal thoughts were significantly related to variable income, while health status and healthy life practices were not significant in town. Furthermore Depression, alcohol dependency, and walking were significant in hypertension patients who had experienced hypertension education programs. Conclusion: This study will provide database on hypertension management. Furthermore, multidisciplinary approaches should be taken for efficient and effective care for hypertension patients.