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Evaluation of ‘partnership care model’ in the control of hypertension

Authors


Eesa Mohammadi, Member of Faculty, Medical Sciences Faculty, Tarbiat Modarres University, PO Box 14115-111, Tehran, Iran. Email: mohamade@modares.ac.ir

Abstract

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.

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