Prevalence of hypertension among individuals aged 50 years and over and its impact on health related quality of life in a semi-rural area of western Turkey

ARSLANTAŞ D., Ayranci U., ÜNSAL A., Tozun M.

CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.121, no.16, pp.1524-1531, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00029330-200808020-00005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1524-1531
  • Keywords: hypertension, blood pressure, prevalence, health related quality of life, elderly people, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, HIGH BLOOD-PRESSURE, PRIMARY-CARE, RISK-FACTORS, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, POPULATION, EPIDEMIOLOGY, URBAN, PREVENTION, REDUCTION
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background Hypertension is common, especially in individuals aged 40 years and over, and it affects about half of the population aged 60 years and over. This study aimed to determine the frequency and risk factors of hypertension among individuals aged 50 years and over, and to examine its effect on the health related quality of life (HRQOL).