Treatment adherence and its determinant factors amongst outpatients with Hypertension: A Case of Iran
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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.
This was a cross-sectional study.
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.
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.
Findings indicated that adherence to treatment regimen among patients with hypertension is acceptable in Iranian population but it is far from the ideal condition.
Hypertension, Adherence, treatment, high blood pressure.