Table 3

Patient perspectives on hypertension: causes, complications and treatment

Perceived causesNo of FGDPerceived complicationsNo of FGDPerceived treatmentNo of FGD
Stress8Sudden death5Stress reduction6
Salt2Poor vision2Salt reduction3
Fatty foods2Heart disease3Milk1
Arthritis medications1Kidney diseases1Banana1
Hot pepper1Stroke2Exercise1
Red meat1Emotional disturbance1Cut fat foods1
Coffee1Liver disease1Water1
Viagra1Pancreatic diseases1
Antiretroviral drugs1Nose bleed1
Arthritis medications1
  • FGD, focus group discussion.