Factors Associated with Uncontrolled Hypertension among Renal Transplant Recipients Attending Nephrology Clinics in Nairobi, Kenya

Citation:
Kubo MN, Kayima JK, Were AJ, McLigeyo SO, Ogola EN. "Factors Associated with Uncontrolled Hypertension among Renal Transplant Recipients Attending Nephrology Clinics in Nairobi, Kenya." Journal of transplantation. 2015.

Abstract:

Objective.To determine the factors associated with poor blood pressure control among renal transplant recipients in a resource limited setting.Methods.Across- ectionalstudywascarriedoutonrenaltransplantrecipientsattheKenyattaNationalHospital. Sociodemographicdetails,blood pressure,urine albumin: creatinine ratio,andadherenceusingtheMMAS-8questionnairewere noted.Independentfactorsassociatedwithuncontrolledhypertensionweredeterminedusinglogisticregressionanalysis.Results. 85 subjects were evaluated. Mean age was 42.4 (SD ± 12.2) years, with a male:female ratio of 1.9:1. Fifty-five patients (64.7%) had uncontrolled hypertension (BP ≥ 130/80mmHg). On univariate analysis, male sex (OR 3.7, 95% CI 1.4–9.5,

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