Health promotion for hypertension: Knowledge, attitude, practise and perceptions of physiotherapists from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
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Background: Hypertension is a risk factor for both cerebrovascular accidents and cardiovascular diseases, holistic and cost effective measure are called upon to reduce its impact on society. One of the methods advocated for achieving this is health promotion. Therefore, health professionals, including physiotherapists, are called upon to redirect their health care management approaches towards preventative care. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice as well as to explore the perceptions of physiotherapists regarding their role in the management of hypertension in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.