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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 287) Last page : ( 292)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00059.X

Treatment adherence and its determinant factors amongst outpatients with Hypertension: A Case of Iran

Beygi Najimeh1, Dehghan Mahlagha2,*, Iranmanesh Sedigheh3

1MS Student of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2Assistant Professor, Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

3Associate Professor, Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

*Corresponding Author Email: m_dehghan86@yahoo.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.

Abstract

Background

Hypertension is known as a dangerous and life threatening disease without any clinical symptom. Lots of patients have not controlled their hypertension well due to poor adherence to treatment regimen. The aim of this study was to investigate adherence to treatment regimen among hypertensive patients of Fasa city in Iran.

Method

This was a cross-sectional study.

Participants

Two hundred patients with primary hypertension were selected using convenience sampling. Data were gathered by a two-part questionnaire including 1) demographic information form, and 2) Hypertensive Treatment Adherence Scale.

Results

Findings showed that mean score of adherence to treatment regimen was 86.22 ± 7.68. 53.5% of patients adhered to their treatment regimens. Also, those patients with insufficiently controlled blood pressure had lower adherence to their treatment regimens than those patients who controlled their blood pressure sufficiently.

Conclusion

Findings indicated that adherence to treatment regimen among patients with hypertension is acceptable in Iranian population but it is far from the ideal condition.

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Keywords

Hypertension, Adherence, treatment, high blood pressure.

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