Evaluation of Hypertension Patient Management During Family Medicine Trainee Education

Olgu Aygun, Ozden Gokdemir, Dilek Guldal

Keywords: family physician trainee; hypertension; quality, education

Introduction:
Those suffering from complications such as hypertension (HT), cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, and kidney failure; it is multifactorial disease whose course worsens as blood pressure rises. It is one of the leading non-communicable causes of death and morbidity in the world. According to World Health Organization (WHO) data, approximately 1.13 billion people worldwide have HT. HT affects one in every four men and one in every five women. The prevalence of HT in adults in Turkey has been estimated to be between 30.3% and 35.9 %.
Our aim is to evaluate the effect of the training by asking family medicine residents/ trainees to answer the same questions before and after the HT course regarding such a disease whose control prolongs the life span.

Method:
The research data was collected from University / Family Medicine Department trainees who agreed to respond digitally via e-mail before and after the course. The survey consisted of case studies, multiple answers, multiple-choice and open-ended questions.

Results:
This is an ongoing study. The results will be presented during the presentation

Conclusions:
Preventive care and chronic disease management are important aspects of the Family Medicine discipline. Curriculum and assessment of educational practice are critical for quality.

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