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The Effectiveness of Non-governmental Organizations in Promoting the Awareness of Hypertension and Self-Control Management Measures of Families

Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani 1 , Saeid Safiri 2 , * , Mostafa Farahbakhsh 3 , Shahram Habibzadeh 4 , Alireza Nikniaz 5 , Ahmad Kousha 6 , Harshani Jayasinghe 7 and Alieh Yousefi 4
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1 Road Traffic Injury Research Center, Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IR Iran
2 Department of Public Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Maragheh, IR Iran
3 Clinical Psychiatry Research Center, Razi Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IR Iran
4 Department of Infectious Disease, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, IR Iran
5 National Public Health Management Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IR Iran
6 Department of Health Education and Promotion, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IR Iran
7 Clinical Practice Unit, The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, Respiratory Medicine, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Article information
  • Journal of Archives in Military Medicine: May 01, 2015, 3 (2); e26664
  • Published Online: May 25, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: January 3, 2015
  • Revised: February 17, 2015
  • Accepted: February 18, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/jamm.3(2)2015.26664

To Cite: Sadeghi-Bazargani H, Safiri S, Farahbakhsh M, Habibzadeh S, Nikniaz A, et al. The Effectiveness of Non-governmental Organizations in Promoting the Awareness of Hypertension and Self-Control Management Measures of Families, J Arch Mil Med. 2015 ; 3(2):e26664. doi: 10.5812/jamm.3(2)2015.26664.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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