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EVALUATION OF PROPORTION AND RISK FACTOR ASSESMENT OF HYPERTENSION, RATIONALITY OF PRESCRIBING PATTERN OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUG IN CO MORBID CONDITION ACCORDING TO JOINT NATIONAL COMMITTEE(JNC) VII GUIDELINES.

Haripriya H., Sujala Sunil, Vishnu Das* and Delphin Lent

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TITLE: Evaluation of proportion and risk factor assessment of hypertension, Rationality of prescribing pattern of antihypertensive drug in co morbid condition according to Joint National Committee VII guidelines in tertiary care hospital. SCOPE OF THE EXPERIMENT: Hypertension is the important public challenge in the world due to its high prevalence and strong association with cardiovascular disease and premature death. The guidelines that were prepared based on clinical trials, so by following this we would ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs in patients. OBJECTIVE: Proportion and risk factor assessment of Hypertension, Rationality of prescribing pattern of antihypertensive drugs. METHODOLOGY: The cases of 300patients taking antihypertensive drugs were collected, only after the ethical committee approval. Patient who were willing to participate were included. Data were recorded and analyzed by Statistical Package for Social Science. RESULT: More than half of the patients, were female with age, 61-80 years. Most commonly observed risk factor was lack of physical exercise and the least were drugs. Most of the prescriptions were found to be irrational as per Joint National Committee VII guideline.CONCLUSION: Most patients were female with age, 61-80yrs and common risk factor was lack of physical exercise. In patient with co morbidities, majority of the drug prescribed were irrational.

Keywords: Hypertension, Rationality, Joint National Committee.


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