Table 2

Health education for hypertension and demand for hypertension training by general practitioners in community healthcare centers
Questions and responses n (%)
Health Education for Hypertension
1. Do you think that changing unhealthy lifestyle helps control blood pressure?
  Yes 146 (99.3)
  No 0 (0.0)
  Missing 1 (0.7)
2. Do you intend to practice health education for patients with hypertension during your regular clinic work?
  Yes 147 (100.0)
  No 0 (0.0)
3. What is the difficulty in practicing health education to patients with hypertension? (multi-choice)
  Lack of related educational knowledge 38 (25.9)
  Poor compliance of patients 114 (77.6)
  Lack of technique of behavioral medicine 27 (18.4)
  Lack of medical consultation time 72 (49.0)
  Other 3 (2.0)
4. Do you think that health education will change the lifestyle of patients with hypertension?
  Yes, determinatively 27 (18.4)
  Yes, to some extent 119 (81.0)
  No 0 (0.0)
  Missing 1 (0.7)
5. How much time did you spend on practicing health education to patients with hypertension in terms of time for medical consultation?
  3/4 or more 5 (3.4)
  1/2 31 (21.1)
  1/3 46 (31.3)
  1/4 59 (40.1)
  Less or none 6 (4.1)
Demands for hypertension education and training
6. Did you ever attend any training course on hypertension prevention?
  Yes 136 (92.5)
  No 6 (4.1)
  Missing 5 (3.4)
7. Would you like to attend training courses on hypertension prevention regularly?
  Yes 129 (87.8)
  No 13 (8.8)
  Missing 5 (3.4)
8. What is the most appropriate frequency of related training course? †
  Weekly 2 (1.6)
  Bi-weekly 9 (7.0)
  Monthly 47 (36.4)
  Every 2 ~ 3 months 69 (53.5)
  Don’t need training course 2 (1.6)
9. What topics should be covered in the related training course? (multi-choice)
  Diagnosis and evaluation of hypertension 82 (55.8)
  Medical treatment of hypertension 121 (82.3)
  Education for hypertensive patients (including non-medication treatment) 97 (66.0)
  Management of hypertensive patients in community 84 (57.1)
  Two-way referral of hypertensive patients 55 (37.4)
  Treatment for patients with complication/comorbidity 80 (54.4)
  Other 6 (4.1)
10. What kind of format(s) should be used in the related training course? (multi-choice)
  Expert lectures 118 (80.3)
  On-site guidance 45 (30.6)
  Case study 91 (61.9)
  Community workshop 68 (46.3)
  Others 1 (0.7)

† Among those want to attend training course regularly (n = 129).

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Family Practice 2013 14:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-16

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