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Knowledge about arterial hypertension in students of the nursing professional career at a public university: A cross-sectional study

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Edwin Gustavo Estrada-Araoz ,
Edwin Gustavo Estrada-Araoz

Universidad Nacional Amazónica de Madre de Dios, Madre de Dios, Perú

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Maribel Mamani-Roque ,
Maribel Mamani-Roque

Universidad Nacional del Altiplano, Puno, Perú

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Abstract

Introduction: Knowledge about arterial hypertension in future nursing professionals is essential since these future healthcare professionals will play a crucial role in promoting health and caring for hypertensive patients in the future.
Objective: To assess the level of knowledge about arterial hypertension in students of the nursing program at a public university.
Method: The research was quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive, and cross-sectional. A total of 188 students participated, to whom the Hypertension Knowledge Questionnaire was administered, an instrument with adequate metric properties.
Results: 38.8% of students had a moderate level of knowledge about hypertension, 31.4% had a high level, and 29.8% had a low level. Similarly, knowledge about general aspects and risk factors was at a moderate level, but knowledge about preventive measures was low. Additionally, the year of study was significantly associated with the level of knowledge about hypertension (p <0.05).
Conclusions: The overall level of knowledge among students about hypertension is moderate. These findings emphasize the importance of strengthening education and awareness about hypertension prevention among nursing students.

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Estrada-Araoz EG, Mamani-Roque M. Knowledge about arterial hypertension in students of the nursing professional career at a public university: A cross-sectional study. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 11 [cited 2024 Feb. 23];4:633. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/633

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