What is it about?

Controlling hypertension within a targeted blood pressure goal is crucial for lowering related morbidity and mortality. Despite the availability of several effective antihypertensive medications with proven advantages, hypertension is still poorly controlled in clinical practice. Improving the management of hypertension requires a better comprehension of the factors influencing blood pressure control and the application of interventions. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of uncontrolled blood pressure and its related factors among hypertensive patients in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

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Why is it important?

In developing nations like Ethiopia, uncontrolled blood pressure is an important medical and public health issue. Investigating this topic can help develop effective treatment plans and raise patients' quality of life. Our findings show that the proportion of hypertensive patients with uncontrolled blood pressure is relatively high. Salt intake, lack of physical activity, habitual coffee consumption, a higher body mass index, and non-adherence to antihypertensive medications were factors associated with uncontrolled blood pressure. Thus, healthcare providers and other responsible stakeholders should encourage patients to adhere to antihypertensive medications, physical activity, lifestyle modification, and adherence counseling measures to successfully control blood pressure.


I am certain that this study will offer insightful information to help healthcare providers effectively supervise hypertension. It may also be able to assist policymakers and various stakeholders in creating applicable, context-specific policies to improve the management of hypertension.

Yohannes Mekuria Negussie

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This page is a summary of: Uncontrolled blood pressure and associated factors in adult hypertensive patients undergoing follow-up at public health facility ambulatory clinics in Bishoftu town, Ethiopia: a multi-center study, BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, May 2023, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1186/s12872-023-03290-z.
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