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Determination of The Hypertension Patients' Profile's In Sanliurfa
İbrahim Dağ1,Selma Kahraman1
1Harran Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye Objective: This study was carried out to investigate the profiles of patients who live in the city center of Şanlıurfa and were diagnosed with hypertension.

Study Design: The sample of this descriptive study consisted of 320 hypertensive patients who visited the internal medicine and cardiology clinics in Şanlıurfa Central Hospital. The data were collected using the patient data collection form. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Chi-square test, Mann Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test with SPSS 16.0 package program.

Findings: The mean age of the patients diagnosed with hypertension was 61,48±2,19 and %51,9 (166) were males. %93,1 of the patients were married and %45,9 were illiterate. %41,6 (133) of the patients were found to have a body mass index (BMI), 25-29,99 (mass-fat). The mean systolic blood pressure of the patients was 153,42±24,15 and the diastolic blood pressure was 96,12±19,37. The median systolic blood pressure was 157,77 in females and 163,04 in males (p>0,05). The median systolic blood pressure was 199,94 in those younger than 45 years, while it was 132,59 (p<0,05) in those older than 75 . As the education status and the income status increased, the median blood pressure values also increased (p<0,05). 44,7% of literate patients had knowledge about hypertension, this rate was 45,9% for primary school graduates and above (p>0,05). Hypertension status was found to be higher (p>0,05) and higher (p>0,05).

Conclusions and Recommendations: This study is important because it shows that hypertension is a common problem in Şanlıurfa, blood pressure values are very high among the population, and it is important to remember that this problem is not well understood and is not adequately treated. For this reason, importance should be attached to the implementation of prevention and prevention programs for all age groups. Keywords : Şanlıurfa, hypertension, nursing