Factors affecting antihypertensive treatment adherence : a Saudi Arabian perspective

Alsolami, Fatmah, Hou, Xiang-Yu, & Correa-Velez, Ignacio (2012) Factors affecting antihypertensive treatment adherence : a Saudi Arabian perspective. Clinical Medicine and Diagnostics, 2(4), pp. 27-32.

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Hypertension is a global health issue among the adult population. Adherence to antihypertensive medications is an effective step for better control of blood pressure and preventing the risk of complications. Several factors support or hinder hypertensive patients’ adherence.

Objectives: This article reviews the factors affecting adherence to antihypertensive treatments, and reflects on these factors from a Saudi Arabian perspective. Methods: Papers and studies about antihypertensive medication adherence were reviewed from different databases including MEDLINE, PubMed, ScienceDirect and Google scholar.

Results: Factors affecting antihypertensive treatments adherence are classified into three domains: Patient (e.g. sociodemographic, individual knowledge and skills), Health System, and Provider related factors.

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ID Code: 54010
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: antihypertensive, treatment, adhenrence, medication
DOI: 10.5923/j.cmd.20120204.02
ISSN: 2163-1441
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Scientific & Academic Publishing
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2012 22:33
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 16:22

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