EXPLORING THE ACCEPTABILITY OF SELF-SCREENING FOR HYPERTENSION IN PRIVATE DRUG SHOPS: A QUALITATIVE EVALUATION OF A PILOT INTERVENTION IN MWANZA REGION, TANZANIA


Kezakubi, D; Juma, A; Michael, D; Todd, J; Reyburn, H; Renju, J; (2018) EXPLORING THE ACCEPTABILITY OF SELF-SCREENING FOR HYPERTENSION IN PRIVATE DRUG SHOPS: A QUALITATIVE EVALUATION OF A PILOT INTERVENTION IN MWANZA REGION, TANZANIA. East African Journal of Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND In sub-Saharan Africa, the estimated burden of hypertension is increasing. Innovative strategies are needed to ensure that people can regularly check their blood pressure. This qualitative study aimed to understand participants’ knowledge of hypertension, explore the acceptability of self-screening blood pressure testing at private drug shops, and understand motivations and barriers for attending referral services after a high blood pressure reading.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Drug retail outlets, hypertension, pharmacies, public-private partnerships, screening, Tanzania
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Population Studies (1974-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4647244

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