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AAOHN J. 1995 Jun;43(6):313-8.

Dealing with hypertension: using theory to promote behavioral change.


1. Controlling hypertension and related disease requires that health professionals focus more attention on primary prevention strategies as a means of decreasing hypertensive risks. 2. Behavioral theories help identify attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge influencing behaviors that increase one's risk for hypertension. 3. Using information based on the behavioral theories will help occupational health nurses develop more effective programs for primary prevention of hypertension.

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