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ReviewerCreditsAdvances in General Practice of Medicine (AGPM) (ISSN:2529-8127) is an open access, continuously published, international, refereed  journal to promote comprehensive, coordinated and continuing care for the community members. This journal encourages submissions of original research, review article, clinical case study, clinical trial, commentary, perspective, opinion in the field addressed.

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Vol 5 No 1 (2023)

Published: 2023-03-02

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Page 74-80

Prevalence and associated factors of uncontrolled hypertension in hypertensive patients in the city of Goma, DRC

blankpage Herman Ngadjole Chelo, Théophile Kabesha Barhwamire, Patricia Lukusa Mishika, Zacharie Kibendelwa Tsongo, Stanis Okitotsho Wembonyama

Background: The objectives of this study were to determine the proportion of uncontrolled hypertension in hypertensive patients followed up on an outpatient basis and to investigate the factors associated with this poor control.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional analytical study of 167 hypertensive patients followed in eight health facilities in Goma city. Uncontrolled hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥90 mmHg.
Results: The proportion of uncontrolled hypertension was 95.2%. In bivariate analysis, no factor was associated with uncontrolled hypertension.
Conclusion: Almost all hypertensive patients in our study were poorly controlled by antihypertensive treatment. These results highlight the need for a cohort study to determine the factors associated with this excessively high prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension in hypertensive patients on antihypertensive drugs, in order to allow targeted actions to try to control hypertension by antihypertensive drugs.

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 Abbreviation: Adv Gen Pract Med
 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Pietro Vajro (Italy)
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