Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Study on predictors of health outcome in patients attending hypertension intervention programme in Malaysia
Author: Wahab, Rasidah Abd
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
The aim of this study is to explore predictor of health outcomes among Malaysian hypertensive patients attending a standard hypertension intervention programme. Among the psychological predictors studied are illness perception, health locus of control, and self-efficacy. Quality of life, anxiety and depression and demographic variables are among the predictors included in the study. Two series of studies were conducted to answer the research question formulated for each study. Study 1 aims to determine the psychological predictor of health outcomes among Malaysian hypertensive patient. This Study 1 examines the differences in physical and medical indices as well as psychological predictor across three periods of tune (baseline, after intervention complete and at six month upon completion of the initial intervention) between intervention and waiting list control group. Study 2 explored the determinant of successful control of hypertension among Malaysian patients. This study aims to explore patients' knowledge and understanding of their condition and illness; factors that facilitate patients to change and barrier to change and patients' views of current intervention.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available