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Background: Hypertension is one of the leading causes of death worldwide which imposes heavy costs on global health economy annually. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of training program based on BASNEF model on blood pressure control.

Materials and Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental study that was conducted on 158 female patients with hypertension who used primary health care centers. Method of sampling was multistage. In the first stage, 20 primary health care centers were randomly selected and randomly divided into control and interventional groups. Then 79 female patients from each group were randomly selected. Data collection tool was a questionnaire the validity and reliability of which were confirmed by experts and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. Data was collected and analyzed by SPSS version 16 using descriptive and analytical statistics.

Results: The mean age of intervention and control groups was 62.05 ± 13.13 and 63.25 ± 13.17, respectively. The results showed that in intervention group, the mean of systolic blood pressure significantly decreased from 139/67 to 124/73 mmHg x. Also the mean of diastolic blood pressure significantly went down from 85.88 to 80.27 mm Hg(p <0/001).The enabling factors with effect of 0.329 among the model structurs was the strongest predictor of hypertension.

Conclusion: Educational program based on BASNEF model provided better results in the control of blood pressure compared to other conventional training.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/04/9 | Accepted: 2014/04/9 | Published: 2014/04/9