Table 31Promote social support systems

  • With full permission of the patient, involve caring family members or other social support (e.g., faith-based or community organizations) in the treatment process.
  • Suggest common interest group activities (e.g., a walking group) to enhance mutual support and motivation.

From: Improving Hypertension Control

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The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.
National High Blood Pressure Education Program.

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