Turkish Journal of
Cardiovascular Nursing
Original Article

The Effect of Educational Intervention Based on Chronic Care Model on the Management of Hypertension


Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Izmir Demokrasi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izmir, Turkey


Department of Nephrology of İnternal Disease Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey


Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Ege University, Faculty of Nursing, Izmir, Turkey

Turkish Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2022; 13: 74-84
DOI: 10.5543/khd.2022.214061
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Objective: This study was conducted to examine the effect of planned educational intervention based on the chronic care model on the management of patients with hypertension. The chronic care model is a framework for organizing and improving chronic illness care, based on a proactive, planned approach that incorporates patient self-care, provider, and system-level interventions. Several instruments have been developed to evaluate the effects of chronic care model implementation on care and treatment outcomes. The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care questionnaire is used in the instrument to evaluate the delivery of care for patients.

Methods: The study was performed as a prospective study conducted with a controlled semiexperimental pattern in matched groups. Totally 30 patients including 15 intervention and 15 control group patients matched in terms of socio-demographic features were monitored for 6 months. The intervention group was trained and monitored by a professional team in line with the components of the model. Life quality scale, hypertension information questions, and chronic care assessment scale were applied to both groups at the beginning and in the sixth month of the study.

Results: In the intervention group, positive developments were observed such as improved life quality, improvement in metabolic values, increase in knowledge levels, and satisfaction with chronic care management, and additional comorbidity, which facilitates the end-organ damage of hypertension, was not detected.

Conclusions: It was determined that the educational intervention conducted through chronic care model turned out to be influential in terms of improving the metabolic signs and quality of life of patients with hypertension.

Cite this article as: Konakçı G, Töz H, Durmaz Akyol A. The effect of educational intervention based on chronic care model on the management of hypertension. Turk J Cardiovasc Nurs 2022;13(31):74-84.

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