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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510045

Opportunistic Screening for Hypertension, Overweight and Obesity among Companions of Patients Attending the Family Medicine Clinic of a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital

Oyeyemi Olaniran, Olayinka O Ogunleye and Funke Ojomu

Article Type: Cross Sectional Study | First Published: January 09, 2020

Current evidence reveals that the prevalence of hypertension and obesity is rising, and health care providers have the responsibility to treat a fast-growing population of individuals with these diseases. Health providers focus interventions on their patients, while ignoring the burden of non-communicable diseases in family members. Patients, particularly those with chronic diseases, often come accompanied to clinic visits by caregivers, family members or paid employees. This presents an...

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