Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Adult Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan

2 Department of Nursing, School of Medicine, Tarbiat‑Modarres University, Tehran, Iran


Background: Noncommunicable diseases such as Hypertension are among the
important factors of mortality and morbidity of the elderly people. The family‑centered
empowerment model (FCEM) has not been performed for elderly people with hypertension.
Settings and Design: This clinical trial study was carried out on 62 elderly people with
hypertension under the coverage of the Lenjan Health Network in 2013. After performing the
sampling by using the cluster‑randomized method, the samples were divided randomly into
the experimental and control groups. Methods: For the experimental group, the (FCEM) was
implemented based on the four steps. For the control group, it was only implemented the
usual care and one training session. Research tools included questionnaires of demographic
data, empowerment assessment and a blood pressure‑measuring device. The post‑test was
performed 1 week later. The blood pressure was recorded, and it was followed 1.5 month later
again. Statistical Tests: Statistical tests for data analysis included χ2
‑test, independent t‑test,
Mann–Whitney, analysis of variance, and SPSS 20. Results: 1 week later and 1.5 month after
the intervention, the mean blood pressure was significant in both groups (P < 0.001). also, the
difference in the mean score of empowerment dimensions was significant in the experimental
group 1 week later and 1.5 month after the intervention (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Implementation
of the FCEM for elderly people with hypertension has been possible from a practical point of
view, and it has been associated with controlling and improving the blood pressure.


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