Factors affecting antihypertensive medications adherence among hypertensive patients in Saudi Arabia

Alsolami, Fatmah, Correa-Velez, Ignacio, & Hou, Xiang-Yu (2015) Factors affecting antihypertensive medications adherence among hypertensive patients in Saudi Arabia. American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 5(4), pp. 181-189.

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Abstract

Hypertension is a health problem that has increasing prevalence worldwide. Antihypertensive medications are the key for achieving controlled blood pressure. Little is known about predictors of antihypertensive medications adherence in Saudi Arabia. This is a cross-sectional study of 308 participants from a general hospital in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia conducted between July 2013 and February 2014. Out of the 308 participants, the results showed that 27.9% were classified as perfect adherents and 72.1% were classified as non-perfect adherents to antihypertensive medications. Significant predictors of non-perfect antihypertensive medications in this study were having non-formal education (p=0.031, OR=2.3, 95%CI = [1.82-5]), reporting a poor relationship with physicians (p=0.004, OR=2.25, 95%CI= [1.29-3.9]), and having no co-morbidities (p=0.048, OR=1.86, 95%CI [1.00-3.46]). The outcome of this study highlights the need for policies and interventions that enhance the level of formal education at a population level and improve physician-patient relationships in health care settings.

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ID Code: 86645
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: antihypertensive, medication, adherence, Saudi Arabia
DOI: 10.5923/j.ajmms.20150504.07
ISSN: 2165-9036
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 2015 Scientific & Academic Publishing
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2015 03:41
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 21:59

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