Effects of Continuous Care Model on Blood Pressure in Patients with Type II DiabetesCorrespondence Address :
Mr. Masoumeh Otaghi,
Department of Nursing, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam-6939177143, Iran.
Introduction: One of the main problems encountered by type II diabetes patients is high Blood Pressure (BP). Continuous care is the standard process of making effective, mutual, and continuous relationships between patients and nurses as healthcare providers. Continuous Care Model (CCM) can help the nurses in identifying needs, problems, and sensitisations of the patients and encourage them to maintain and enhance their health status.
Aim: This study aimed to investigate the effects of CCM on the BP trends of patients with type II diabetes in Ilam city.
Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental research was conducted in 80 patients with type II diabetes. Subjects were selected using cluster sampling method and then were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. Interventions based on the CCM were in the form of training sessions that were conducted for three weeks. Consequently, continuous care consultations, control, and assessment were conducted for nine weeks. A questionnaire on demographic characteristics and a BP recording device was used to collect the data obtained before intervention and 1-3 months after intervention. Then, descriptive and inferential tests (ANOVA, repeated measures, chi-square) were used for data analysis.
Results: Findings revealed that the mean BP (measured in mmHg) scores of the CCM (systolic, 133.22±3.98; diastolic, 86.00±2.96) and control groups (systolic, 133.65±2.10; diastolic 84.62±2.72) before intervention were not significant (p>0.05); however, after intervention, a significant difference was observed between the mean BP (measured in mmHg) scores of the CCM (systolic, 127.52±3.13; diastolic, 80.75±1.97) and control groups (systolic, 133.65±2.25; diastolic, 83.87±2.12) (p<0.05).
Conclusion: CCM is suggested to be effective in managing the BP and can be applied to improve the health behaviour in patients with type II diabetes.
Caring, Chronic disease, Nursing model
Milad Borji, Asma Tarjoman, Reza Seymohammadi, Ebrahim Salimi, Masoumeh Otaghi. EFFECTS OF CONTINUOUS CARE MODEL ON BLOOD PRESSURE IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE II DIABETES. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2018 Apr 25 ]; 12:JC07-JC10. Available from
Date of Submission: Jun 22, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Aug 18, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Mar 12, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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