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Revista Medica Herediana

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CARHUALLANQUI, Rolando; DIESTRA-CABRERA, Gabriela; TANG-HERRERA, Jessica  and  MALAGA, Germán. Adherence to pharmacotherapy in hypertensive outpatients attended at general hospital. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.4, pp.197-201. ISSN 1018-130X.

Lack of adherence is a common and global problem that avoid in patients with chronic diseases obtain benefit from treatments that can prevent morbidity and mortality. Objective: To determine adherence to drug treatment in chronic hypertensive patients treated in a general hospital. Material and Methods: An observational, descriptive, prospective, cross-sectional study was performed in patients attending to the outpatient clinic of the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia using the Morisky-Green Test to determine their adherence to drug treatment and determine the blood pressure control. Results: 69.9% were women, 77.7% had disease duration longer than three years. 52.4% had primary education level, 68% were married, 62.1% had their blood pressure under control. Adherence to drug treatment was 37.9%. Association between adherence with the widower status and blood pressure control (p <0.05) were found. Conclusion: Adherence to drug treatment was 37.9%. (Rev Med Hered 2010;21:197-201). )

Keywords : Adherence; Morisky-Green; hypertension.

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