Magnitude and Determinants of Poor Self-Care Practices and Associated Factors among Hypertensive Patients Attending at Debre Berhan Referral Hospital, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia
Background: Hypertension is a Non-Communicable Disease that has become a public health concern and causes early mortality around the globe. Poor management of Hypertension is a very important cause of various cardiovascular problems. Reducing the outcome of the disease through compliance with self-care practices is crucial. However, a comprehensive assessment of the domains of self-care has not been well studied. Objective: To assess poor self-care practices and associated factors among hypertensive patients attending Debre Berhan Referral Hospital. Method: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted. Initially, the data were checked manually and entered into Epi-Data version 3.1. A P-value of<0.05 was used as a cut-off point to affirm statistical significance. Finally, the results are presented in text and table. Result: The prevalence of poor self-care practice was 75.6%, 95% CI (69.7%, 88.3%). Multivariate analysis indicated that patients with comorbidities 1.5 (1.3-1.9), being aged 60 and above years 4.2 (1.7-10.3) and unavailability of blood pressure apparatus at home were more likely to have poor self-care practice compared with their counterparts. Conclusion: The level of poor self-care practice was found to be low, and attention is needed for self-care practices.