Asian Nurs Res.  2010 Dec;4(4):227-245.

Evidence-based Nursing Practice for Health Promotion in Adults With Hypertension: A Literature Review

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing Science, Kyungnam University, Changwon, Korea. wshong@kyungnam.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This paper is a report of the results of a literature review conducted with the goal of identifying the nursing process components: assessment, diagnoses, interventions and outcomes related to health promotion in adults with hypertension in primary settings.
METHODS
A search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PantherCat Online Catalogue of UWM database, PsycInfo, Cochrane Database, and Social Services Abstracts was conducted to retrieve literature published from 1988 to 2006.
RESULTS
A total of 115 articles were reviewed. Overall, 70 relevant studies were selected on health promotion in adults with hypertension in primary settings. A total of 39 nursing process components (nursing diagnoses outcomes and interventions) related to health promotion with adults with high blood pressure were identified in primary healthcare settings.
CONCLUSIONS
Research-based evidence material provides an evidence-based nursing practice guideline with specific nursing process components on the topic. The evidence-based nursing practice guideline developed from this referential study for promoting health of adults with hypertension should be reflected in nursing practice in primary healthcare settings. For a future study, focus groups and key informant interview are recommended with nurses who actually provide nursing services in primary healthcare settings to clients who are diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Keyword

evidence-based practice; hypertension; literature review
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