Escola Anna Nery
Print version ISSN 1414-8145
REZA, Cleotilde Garci and NOGUEIRA, Maria Suely. The life style of the hypertensive patient of a program of aerobic exercise: study in the Toluca City, Mexico. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.2, pp. 265-270. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452008000200010.
Hypertension is an asymptomatic and an unnoticed disease for the majority of hypertensive individuals and an important long-term factor of risk for cardiovascular and renal complications. It is quantitative and descriptive study. The study aims to evaluate hypertenses’s lifestyles in a program of aerobic exercise. The collection of data was made in a health center of Mexico City, during the months of August in 2006 to March in 2007. A questionnaire was applied to 200 hypertenses, using the referencial framework of Lalonde: "Field of Health Model". The study showed the existing statistic relationship between the levels of arterial pressure, smoking habits, consumption of alcohol and the monitoring of their blood pressure condition. The lack of control of the ar terial pressure may propitiate the evolution of coronary and cardiovascular illnesses.
Keywords : Lifestyle; Hypertension; Blood Pressure; Nursing.