KNOWLEDGE OF STROKE PREVENTION AMONG HYPERTENSION PATIENTS IN HEGARMANAH – JATINANGOR

Sri Hartati Pratiwi

Abstract


Stroke can cause disability and death. Stroke can be prevented by avoiding and controlling the cause. The most common cause of stroke is uncontrolled hypertension, so that hypertensive patients have risk of stroke. Hypertensive patients should have adequate knowledge about stroke prevention. This study aimed to determine the knowledge of stroke prevention among hypertensive patients in Hegarmanah Jatinangor. This research was a descriptive study on hypertension patient in Hegarmanah Jatinangor. The sample technique used accidental sampling with a sample size of 40 people. This study used a questionnaire consisting of 25 items of questions about knowledge related to stroke, hypertension and stroke prevention. The results of this study showed that 99% of respondents had less knowledge related to stroke, 86% of respondents had less knowledge related to hypertension and 93% had less knowledge related to prevention of stroke in hypertensive patients. The patients with hypertension still have lack of knowledge about stroke prevention. It is reasoned by the most of respondents had level of education in elementary school and most of them had not even attend in health education activity about hypertension directly. Stroke patients have to do a good and continuous self-management. Patients’ understanding about stroke as one of the complications of hypertension was needed. Health workers, especially nurses are expected to provide education and counseling related to complications of hypertension and how to prevent it.


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knowledge, hypertension, stroke

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