Prevalance of traditional herbs and supplements use among hypertensive patients in om elamad governmental health center-Madaba Region-Jordan

Other Title(s)

انتشار الأعشاب و المكملات التقليدية باستخدام مرضى ارتفاع ضغط الدم في مركز أم العمد الصحي الحكومي-منطقة مأدبا-الأردن

Dissertant

al-Hadid, Dua Yahya Badr

Thesis advisor

al-Ani, Rad Jabir
al-Talhuni, Ahmad A.

University

Isra University

Faculty

Faculty of Pharmacy

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2019

English Abstract

Background:In recent years, hypertension has developed into a global health concern as the number of deaths braising from it has been on the increase across the world.

Health provision in Jordan like other developing nations is poor compared to countries like the United Kingdom (UK) and US.

However, concurrent use of conventional medication and the supplements and traditional herbs can impact on the treatment of hypertension.

In this regards, it was significant to conduct this study to find out the prevalence of supplements and traditional herbs usage among hypertensive patients in Jordan so as to understand the associated factors and create awareness on the magnitude so that appropriate advice can be given to patients and thus improve health of populations.

Aims: To examine the extent of utilization of supplements and traditional herbs among hypertensive patients in Om elamad health centre, The benefits of knowing the levels of blood pressure control in people taking herbal medicines and the prevalence of herbals and dietary supplement in hypertensive patient's this will help the clinicians discuss in details the medicine they are taking, There is need for healthcare providers to know about the increased herbal medicine use amongst their patients and be able to provide appropriate advice regarding potential adverse effects or possible herb drug interactions.

Methods and Material:The study employed a crosssectional study design in undertaking the research.

A total of 208 hypertension patients aged 16 years and above were used as the sample.

Purposive and convenient sampling was applied in the selection of the Om elamad health centre in Jordan because it has a population of the catchment Centre.

A pretested and validated questionnaire used for data collection.

Data analysis was carried out using various techniques SPSS version21and excel.

Results:The key findings of the study were as follows: Hypertension was prevalent among the elderly, herbs had no effect on the blood pressure, conventional drugs were more potent in comparison to herbs and/or supplements, Combining antihypertensive drugs and herbs was found to be potent than taking antihypertensive drugs only(P-value=0.0050) in SBP , and (P-value=0.0001) in DPB.

Influences on herbs use came from the patients' families/relatives as they were found to be the most knowledgeable sources of medicinal herbs.

Conclusion: The use of herbal medicines and supplements as well as antihypertensive drugs was prevalent among hypertensive patients in Jordan, Over half of the patients involved in this study were taking herbs to treat their blood pressure diseases( 51.

4 % ).

It was also deduced that a combined usage of herbal medicine and supplements with antihypertensive drugs was far more potent than using antihypertensive drugs only

Main Topic

Pharmacology

Topics

No. of Pages

66

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Literature review.

Chapter Three : Methodology.

Chapter Four : Results.

Chapter Five : Discussion.

Chapter Six : Conclusion , recommendations, limitations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Hadid, Dua Yahya Badr. (2019). Prevalance of traditional herbs and supplements use among hypertensive patients in om elamad governmental health center-Madaba Region-Jordan. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-889990

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Hadid, Dua Yahya Badr. Prevalance of traditional herbs and supplements use among hypertensive patients in om elamad governmental health center-Madaba Region-Jordan. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University. (2019).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-889990

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Hadid, Dua Yahya Badr. (2019). Prevalance of traditional herbs and supplements use among hypertensive patients in om elamad governmental health center-Madaba Region-Jordan. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Isra University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-889990

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-889990