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Table 1 Score criteria for questions on hypertension knowledge

From: Community-based interventions in hypertensive patients: a comparison of three health education strategies

Question Option Score
Single choice questions   
1. Diagnostic criteria of hypertension 140/90 mmHg; 145/95 mmHg; Don’t know/not sure Correct answer 1; Wrong answer 0; Don't know/not sure 0
2. Hypertension grading One; Two; Three; Don’t know/not sure
3. Benefits of regular physical activity Prevent hypertension; Can’ t prevent hypertension; Don’t know/not sure
4. Does hypertension need long duration (lifetime) of treatment? Yes; No; Don’t know/not sure
5. The upper limit of salt intake? No more than 2 grams a day; No more than 4 grams a day; No more than 6 grams a day; Don’t know/not sure
6. The minimal rest time before blood pressure measurement? 2–3 minutes; 5–15 minutes; Don’t know/not sure
Multiple choice questions   
7. Common symptoms of hypertension Dizziness; Headache; Palpitation; numbness and tingling in limbs, insomnia or other symptoms; All the above answers were correct; Don’t know/not sure Correct answer 1; Don’t know/not sure=0; Other answers 0.5
8. Major risk factors of hypertension Overweight or obesity; Heredity; Smoking, drinking; Excessive salt intake; All the above answers were correct; Don’t know/not sure
9. Cardiovascular complications of hypertension if blood pressure is not controlled Cerebral infarction; Cerebral hemorrhage; Coronary heart disease; Renal failure; All the above answers were correct; Don’t know/not sure
10. Hypertension treatment Antihypertensive drugs; Diet, lifestyle modifications; All the above answers were correct; Don’t know/not sure