THE EFFECT OF INCREASED BLOOD PRESSURE ON THE DECREASING QUALITY OF LIFE OF ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH HYPERTENSION
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Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, especially in the elderly. Recent data show that almost half of the patients with hypertension and one-third of the elderly with comorbidities were non-adherent to treatment. This study aims to assess the relationship between blood pressure and the quality of life (QoL) of the elderly with hypertension. This was a quantitative correlation study carried out with a cross-sectional approach and an analytic study. The sampling technique utilized was simple random sampling. This study involved 104 elderly patients with hypertension. The WHOQOL-OLD questionnaire and a blood pressure measuring device were used to collect the data. The data were then analyzed using Kendall Tau (p-value 0.000 <0.05). The results showed that 74% of the elderly had uncontrolled blood pressure and 60.6% had a low QoL category. The results of Kendal's analysis showed a relationship between blood pressure and quality of life for the elderly with hypertension (p=0.000; r= -734). In conclusion, there was a relationship between blood pressure and the quality of life of the elderly with hypertension. Moreover, an increase in blood pressure would reduce the QoL level of the elderly.
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