Lifestyle Among Hypertensive Individuals During the Pandemic in Dao District Tagbilaran City, Bohol




Nursing, Hypertensive Individual, Lifestyle, Alcohol Consumption, Stress, Smoking, Diet, Exercise, Quantitative Design, Spearman rho, Chi-square, Bohol, Philippines


Hypertension is a condition where the force of blood that pushes the walls of the blood vessels is often too high. It is considered a "silent killer" that affects 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women. This study utilized the quantitative descriptive-correlational design to determine the lifestyle of one hundred (100) randomly selected hypertensive individuals aged from 21-60 years old in Dao district, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, with the aid of the study questionnaire. It delved into the demographic profile and the Levels of lifestyle employed by the respondents in terms of Diet, Exercise, Stress, Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption. Results revealed that most of the respondents were females, married, 25-29 years old, and 50-54 years old. Data further showed that respondents have a very good lifestyle regarding alcohol intake and stress management and only have a good lifestyle in exercise and diet. When data were subjected to the Spearman rho test and chi-square, it was found that there is a significant relationship between the age and the level of lifestyle employed by the respondents.


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