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Hypertension is one of the serious common worldwide diseases. It is considered a leading cause to the cardiovascular diseases. Poorly controlled hypertension is a significant public health concern all over the world. Awareness and knowledge about it are important factors in determining control. Hypertension is associated with high morbidity that affects the quality of life ranging from complication from the disease itself or its treatment. The high burden of the disease imposed a load on health care professional to identify risk factors associated with patients’ low quality of life and addresses them through different awareness campaigns. Inadequate health literacy is associated with worse health outcomes and carries high financial burden on both patients and healthcare system. There is insufficient data about health literacy among the hypertensive patients in Saudi Arabia. The 2014 global status report of non-communicable diseases published by the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that the prevalence of raised blood pressure in Saudi Arabia was approximately 26.6% among adults aged 18 and older.
Aim of the study :To assessment Quality of Life among Hypertensive Patients Visiting the Primary Health Care Centers in Makkah- Al Mokarramah, Saudi Arabia in 2021
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to examine the study objectives. Convenience sampling was used to recruit patients with hypertension who visited primary healthcare centers in Makkah- Al Mokarramah, 2021.
Results: shows that most of the participants (41.0%) were in the age group >50 years follow by the (37.0%) were in the age(25-50) years, also regarding Marital status the majority of participant are married were(56.0%) while single were(20.0%(. Regarding the smoking the majority of participant Non-smoker were(88.0%). While smoker were (12.0%) . Regarding the HYN duration the majority of participant duration from 5-10. were(45.0%). Regarding level of education the majority of participant are Secondary education were(34.0%) while Postgraduate education were(25.0%(. Regarding the occupation the majority of participant working were (61.0%) follow by overweight were(30.0%).
Conclusion: Improve service quality and increase clinics responsible for providing hypertensive patients with health information. Also, design different levels of educational program and campaign need to fit with all people in the community to raise the awareness. hypertensive patients in Saudi Arabia have moderately high scores in all domains of Related Quality of Life .