In the effort to spread awareness on hypertension, we conducted purok to purok awareness campaigns with the theme "Kasing-kasing ampingan arun Kalawasan Maayo ang Kahimtang" from November 22-24, 2016. We gave out pretests and posttests as well as pamphlets to the residents that attended. There were a total of 60 attendees who listened a ecture on hypertension, its risk factors, symptoms, complications and ways to prevent or control hypertension.
We also took the blood pressure of the residents who attended and were able to refer some of them to the RHU for consultation with the municipal doctor, Dr. Maita Ladeza due to high blodd pressure readings. We were even able to identify two hypertensive crisis cases which were immediately referred. It also gave as an opportunity to gain insight on the misconceptions such as stopping medication which was addressed through the open forum after the lecture.
The posttest results showed a 10% increase from the average pretest score. This showed that their theire knowledge improved after the lecture and they were able to gain more information which ultimately was the goal of the campaign.