Prevention of hypertension by changing behaviour through family empowerment method

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Arsad Suni, Rasdiayanh Muhlis


The Hypertension is the most common cause of cardiovascular events and is a major problem in both developed and developing countries.
Cardiovascular disease is also the number one cause of death in the world each year. The objective of this research is to determine the effect of
the family-centred empowerment model on changes in family behaviour in preventing hypertension in the Mafututu Village, Tidore Kepulauan
City. The method used in this study is quasi-experimental, more specifically the non-equivalent control group (nonrandomized control group
pre-test, post-test design). This study uses a total sampling technique, which is the same sampling with the existing population. The results of the
Kruskal Wallis statistical test on the pretest value of the intervention group with the control group obtained p-value = 0.439 with a significant
level of 0.05. This indicates that the p-value is more than the significant level value (0.439> 0.05). There are differences in behaviour
(knowledge, attitudes, and actions) of poor families in preventing hypertension in families before and after the intervention of the family-centred
empowerment model. The family-centred empowerment model intervention influences the behaviour of poor families in preventing
hypertension in the family

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