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MAY MEASUREMENT MONTH HYPERTENSION SCREENING CAMPAIGN 2019

hypertension camp

MAY MEASUREMENT MONTH

HYPERTENSION SCREENING CAMPAIGN 2019

May measurement month is a global campaign initiated by the international society of hypertension. So, we the students of M.Sc. in Medical surgical nursing under the supervision of Ms. Radha Acharya, Associate Professor, Nursing department and with joint effort of department of ophthalmology, department of internal medicine of Dhulikhel Hospital conducted Hypertension screening camp on May 29 2019, in Sarada Batase health post, Kavrepalanchowk. Mr. Ashok Kumar Byanju, Mayor of Dhulikhel inaugurated our camp by his blood pressure measurement and eye assessment.

We performed survey for assessing socio demographic profile and anthropometric measurement using structured questionnaire .The health education on ”HYPERTENSION AND ITS PREVENTION” was given to all the participants for raising awareness regarding hypertension.

The socio demographic profile and anthropometric measurement along with blood pressure, urine analysis, eye examination and routine checks ups where done. There were 95 participants attending our camp. Out of which majority of participants were female that accounts 70.5%.Majority of the participants were of age group more than 55yrs that accounts 61.1% .Most of the participant’s occupation was agriculture(41.1%).Maximum number of participants do not use alcohol(85.3%) and do smoking (72.6%).Participants with previously diagnosed hypertension receiving medications were25.3%.Participants with previously diagnosed diabetes receiving medications were14.7%.Among all participants 7.4% were underweight ,27.4% were overweight and 1.1% were obese. About 23.3% participants were prehypertensive, 13.7% had stage 1 hypertension and 3.2% had stage2 hypertension. In urine analysis only one participants had positive urine sugar whereas five participants had positive urine protein .Eye checkup was done and participants needed further treatment were referred to Dhulikhel hospital. General checkups were done and referral was made accordingly with medicine distribution.

Lastly we would like to express our profound thanks to Department of Health Services, Government of Nepal for their immense support in pamphlet distribution on hypertension awareness. We would also like to thank Sarada Batase PHC for supporting us in successful organization of the camp.

SOME GLIMPSE OF CAMP

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