Team-based care for hypertensive patients is essential in low- and middle-income countries
Ware, Lisa J.
Schutte, Aletta E.
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In 2017, the World Hypertension League announced a new resource to support the development of hypertension training programmes for healthcare professionals.1 Three key elements are assessed with the tool: knowledge, attitudes, and practice such that the tool has been referred to as a KAP survey. The survey is a useful instrument to identify where gaps in KAP lie and in which healthcare profes‐ sionals. For example, in addition to testing knowledge and practice for prescribing antihypertensive drug therapy, the survey assesses confidence to prescribe and attitudes of healthcare professionals toward task sharing or shifting for such functions. As a result, the survey can also be used to examine practice against national and international guidelines and inform implementation of revised guide‐ lines and practice if necessary
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