Lifestyle counselling and behavioural change: role among adult hypertensives in a rural tertiary institution

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 61, issue 3, 2019 , pages: 91–96
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2019.1569453
Author(s): AO AyodapoDepartment of Family Medicine, Nigeria, TAV OlukokunDepartment of Family Medicine, Nigeria


Background: In spite of the availability of myriads of antihypertensive medications, the control of high blood pressure is still low. Studies on effect of lifestyle behavioural changes through counselling on blood pressure control are scant in Nigeria. Therefore, this study set out to determine the role of lifestyle counselling on behavioural change among hypertensive patients attending the Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti.

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