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J Korean Acad Adult Nurs. 1997 Aug;9(2):175-188. Korean. Original Article.
Park OJ .
Abstract

This study was done through Quasi-experimental research in order to determine the effect of social support on compliance with sick role behaviors and blood pressure in hypertensive clients. This study was done through Quasi-experimental research in order to determine the effect of social support on compliance with sick role behaviors and blood pressure in hypertensive clients. The subjects consisted of 88 hypertensive clients who were registered at Cardio-Vascular OPD in Chonnam University Hospital. They were devided to 43 people of experimental group and 45 of control group by the random sampling. The results of the study may be summarized as follows. 1. Compliance with sick role behaviors of the hypertensive clients was significantly increased in experimental group who received the social support from the nurse than control group who did not receive it(t=16.307, p<.0001). 2. The difference mean of blood pressure before and after intervention of the social support did not show the significant differences between experimental and control group(p<.05). 3. Four of the six people stopped smoking in experimental group after intervention of the social support, but there was not any of the five in control group. Fisher's Exact test told the significant differences between experimental and control group(x2=4.385, p<.05). Finally, the social support was effective on compliance with sick role behaviors and a stop smoking in the hypertensive clients.

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