Evaluation of ‘partnership care model’ in the control of hypertension
Article first published online: 19 APR 2006
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 153–159, June 2006
How to Cite
Mohammadi, E., Abedi, H. A., Jalali, F., Gofranipour, F. and Kazemnejad, A. (2006), Evaluation of ‘partnership care model’ in the control of hypertension. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12: 153–159. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2006.00563.x
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2006
- Accepted for publication November 2005
- hypertension control;
- partnership care model;
- nursing model.
One of the shared common goals of World Hypertension League (WHL) and World Health Organization (WHO) is the control of hypertension. Despite many local and international interventions, the goal has not been achieved. This study evaluated an intervention based on the partnership care model to control hypertension in a rural population in the north of Iran. The results showed that the intervention was effective in decreasing systolic and diastolic blood pressure and in increasing the rate of controlled hypertensives (based on criteria of WHO/WHL). The intervention also had positive effects on health-related quality of life, body mass index, anxiety, high density lipoprotein level and compliance score. Based on these results, the partnership care model is effective in hypertension control and is recommended as a model to replace previous approaches in hypertension control.