Table 1

Physician Response to General Questions Regarding Hypertension

Statement

SD

D

UN

A

SA


Control of hypertension is a significant health problem.

0

0

0

5

23

I do a good job of treating my patients' hypertension.

0

0

0

25

3

Clinical practice guidelines are important to follow when treating patients.

0

0

1

15

12

I believe that a significant barrier to blood pressure control is patient non-compliance.

0

0

2

18

8

I believe that a significant barrier to blood pressure control is physician inaction.

0

13

5

9

1

I am familiar with the content of JNC 7

0

1

0

16

11


SD = Strongly Disagree; D = Disagree; UN = Undecided; A = Agree; SA = Strongly Agree

JNC7 = the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Evaluation, Detection, and Treatment of Hypertension

Wexler et al. BMC Family Practice 2009 10:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-23

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