Skip to main content

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