Internal Medicine and Medical Investigation Journal

ISSN: 2474-7750

The Impact of Using BASNEF Model on Self-Control Behaviors among Patients with Hypertension


Author(s): Moradali Zareipour, Mousa Ghelichi Ghojogh, Masoumeh Mahdi-Akhgar, Sarvin Abbasi, Nooshin Yoshany, Tohid Hassanalilou, Mohammad Saeed Jadgal*


High blood pressure is the most important public health problem in developed countries. It is a reason for early mortality and a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases like stroke and kidney failure. This study determined the effect of an educational intervention based on BASNEF to control blood pressure.

Materials and Methods:This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 160 patients with hypertension in urban health centers of Urmia.

Data collection questionnaire included: demo graph ic questions, knowledge base questions, self-control behaviors questions and structures of BASNEF model. Validity and reliability of the questionnaire were respectively 80% and 79%. The intervention group (n=80) took three 45 minutes sessions of speeches, questions and answers, posters, booklets, pamphlets, and a whiteboard. The information was collected through questionnaires, before and 3 months after the training. The data were analyzed in statistical package for the social sciences (v.16) software with chi-square tests, Fisher, independent and paired sample t-test.

Results: The average age of intervention and control group were 56.01 ± 11.99 and 53.66 ± 12.75 years, respectively. There was no statistically significant difference ( P=0.1) between the two groups before the intervention. After the intervention, in the intervention group, there was a significant decrease in

average systolic blood pressure from 43.157 to 24.147 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure from 21.93 to 52.87 mm Hg ( P=0.001).

Conclusion: The training program based on BASNEF model provided better results in controlling blood pressure than conventional training.

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