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Journal of Biomedical Education
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6865704, 9 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6865704
Research Article

Nutritional Counseling for Hypertensive Patients: Have Final-Year Nursing Students Learnt Enough to Be Able to Offer Advice to Such Patients?

1Department of Health Sciences Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
2Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Correspondence should be addressed to Christiana Nsiah-Asamoah; hg.ude.ccu@notxubc

Received 25 May 2017; Revised 10 September 2017; Accepted 9 October 2017; Published 31 October 2017

Academic Editor: Stephen D. Helmer

Copyright © 2017 Christiana Nsiah-Asamoah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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