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Título: Prevalence of hypertension in institutionalized elderly
Autor: Martins, Matilde
Pires, Eliana
Silva, Norberto
Palavras-chave: Aged
Health of the elderly
Data: 2014
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Martins, Matilde; Pires, Eliana; Silva, Norberto (2014) - Prevalence of hypertension in institutionalized elderly. Atención Primaria. ISSN 0212-6567. 46 (Espec Cong 1), p. 41-41
Resumo: The high prevalence of high blood pressure and its hard control lead the scientific community to consider this as a public health problem. Objectives: To identify the prevalence of hypertension in elderly institutionalized in a home of senior citizens of the District of Bragança. A descriptive cross-sectional study performed in a senior citizens home in the district of Bragança. The sample consisted of 67 elderly institutionalized during the month of March 2013. The information was obtained through the records of the individual process of the elderly during the period from 20 to 28 April. Blood Pressure (BP) was assessed to all seniors, by one of the researchers, with electronic vital signs monitor device, following the criteria of the General Directorate of Health. Results: There was a predominance of the female gender 74%, from countryside 92.5%, and with education level read and write 47.8%. The hypertension prevalence was 58.2%, the average systolic BP was 132.6 mmHg, ranging between 90 and 175 mmHg and diastolic BP averaged was 71.6 mmHg ranging between 42 and 94 mmHg. The average heart rate was 74 beats/minute varying between 50 and 101 beats/minute. The Group of hypertensive patients registered higher prevalence in females 74.4%, with an average age of 84.4 years, 94.9% from countryside and 48.7% could read and write. Concomitantly had diabetes and dementia 35.9%, congestive heart failure 17.9% and stroke 12.8%. We observed a high prevalence of hypertension which justifies the need for adopting preventive measures. The adoption of healthy lifestyles in this group is an essential component of therapy as well as prevention of hypertension.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/11840
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