PERCEPTION AND PRACTICES OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS FOR ACCESSING TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION AT A TERTIARY LEVEL HOSPITAL IN RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN: A STUDY PROTOCOL

  • Subhana Akber Health Services Academy, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Assad Hafeez Health Services Academy, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Siham Sikander Health Services Academy, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Shahzad Ali Khan Health Services Academy, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Farrah Pervaiz Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/National Institute of Heart Disease (AFIC/NIHD) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Disease control priorities, Hypertension, Pakistan

Abstract

To enable delivery of a multi-component intervention comprising of strategies based on Disease Control Priorities 3rd edition for management of hypertension among hypertensive patients. The secondary objective is to test the feasibility, acceptability and adaptability of a multi-component intervention delivered at a tertiary level health-care facility in the cultural context of Pakistan. For this formative research study, we will employ qualitative research methods to explore the feasibility, applicability and acceptance of DCP3 based intervention comprising of strategies for hypertension management. Focus group discussions and in depth interviews with selected study participants will be conducted at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi for which a prior written and verbal consent will be obtained from all research participants.

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Published
2020-02-28
How to Cite
Akber, S., Hafeez, A., Sikander, S., Khan, S., & Pervaiz, F. (2020). PERCEPTION AND PRACTICES OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS FOR ACCESSING TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION AT A TERTIARY LEVEL HOSPITAL IN RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN: A STUDY PROTOCOL. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(1), 270-73. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/3932
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Research Protocol