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Título: Caracterização, terapêutica e controlo da hipertensão arterial em utentes de farmácias do Conselho de Vila Nova de Famalicão
Autor: Botas, Joana
Carvalhal, Daniela
Ferreira, Maria José Marinho
Pereira, Olívia R.
Pinto, Isabel C.
Palavras-chave: Arterial hypertension
Prevalence of hypertension
Characterization of hypertension
Control of hypertension
Hypertension therapeutics
Data: 2015
Editora: Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Porto
Citação: Botas, Joana; Carvalhal, Daniela; Ferreira, Maria José Marinho; Pereira, Olívia R.; Pinto, Isabel C. (2015). Caracterização, terapêutica e controlo da hipertensão arterial em utentes de farmácias do Concelho de Vila Nova de Famalicão. In II International Health Congress Gaia-Porto . Porto
Resumo: Arterial Hypertension (AHT) is one of the most concerning health issues worldwide, due to its importance as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Objectives: Determine the proportion of AHT, characterize the disease, therapeutics and related factors on users of 2 Pharmacies of Vila Nova de Famalicão city. Materials and Methods: It was performed a descriptive and correlational cross-sectional study included 352 users of 2 Pharmacies from Vila Nova de Famalicão. The data was collected using a questionnaire and an automatic blood pressure (BP) measuring device. Results and Discussion: The proportion of self-reported HTA was 34.4%, mostly in older age groups (66.7% and 82.4% for users with 62-72 and 84-95 years, respectively). Moreover, an important amount of hypertensive users didn’t have their BP values controlled, with values of 38% and 49% for high diastolic and high systolic BP, respectively. Concerning the pharmacological treatment, 24.8% of the hypertensive users do not take medication, most of them due to the lack of symptoms (44.2%). Diuretics were the medicines more used in AHT therapeutics (19.9%) followed by Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (14.9%), which is according to the Portuguese treatment guidelines. Some risk factors identified as associated with AHT were the age (p<0.001), Body Mass Index (BMI) (p=0.001), CVD factor history [stroke (p<0.001), heart attack (p=0.001), dyslipidemia (p<0.001), diabetes (p=0.001)] and family history of AHT (p<0.001). All of them are reported in the literature as related factors with AHT and globally as CVD. Conclusion: The AHT was more prevalent in older age groups, with high BMI and individual CVD history, being diuretics and ACE inhibitors the most used therapy.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/12577
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