Effectiveness of Sodium Reduction Program on Urine Sodium Output among a Community Population: Cohort Study

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  • Effectiveness of Sodium Reduction Program on Urine Sodium Output among a Community Population: Cohort Study

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i11.11381

Keywords:

sodium consumption, sodium reduce program, community, knowledge, self-efficacy

Abstract

Aim and Objective: The effect of reducing sodium consumption has been examined in sodium reduction
programs that were designed to fit each area, using individual level intervention, but some outcomes were
inconclusive. This 6-month study aimed to reveal effects of the combined individual-family-community
program for reducing the intake of sodium and its content in urine in a community population.
Materials and Method: This cohort study recruited 127 participants from the community. All of them
completed a 3-month individual-family-community program within the 6-month period of the study.
Outcome measures assessed at baseline and the 1st and 3rd month of the program, and 6th month of the study,
showed sodium content in first-morning urine, blood pressure, risk of excessive sodium intake, knowledge
and self-efficacy.
Result: The participants showed significant improvement in all outcomes at month 1 (p<0.05) when
compared to baseline of the program. Knowledge was the only outcome that showed significance at month
3 of the program and 6 of the study period. The combined individual-family-community program was
effective in the reduction of sodium output in urine and blood pressure, and increase of knowledge and selfefficacy in the community

Author Biography

Effectiveness of Sodium Reduction Program on Urine Sodium Output among a Community Population: Cohort Study

1
Ph.D. Student, 2Professor Dr. M.D., 3Associate Professor Dr. and Head, Department of Community Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine and 4Dr. Research Institute for Health Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai
University 50200, Thailand

Published

2020-10-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Sodium Reduction Program on Urine Sodium Output among a Community Population: Cohort Study. (2020). Effectiveness of Sodium Reduction Program on Urine Sodium Output among a Community Population: Cohort Study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(11), 255-262. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i11.11381