Factors affecting antihypertensive medications adherence among hypertensive patients in Saudi Arabia

Alsolami, Fatmah and Correa-Velez, Ignacio and 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. ISSN 2165-901X

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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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Creative Commons 4.0 license.
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Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 07:24
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 07:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: Saudi Arabia; adherence; antihypertensive; medication
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420201 Behavioural epidemiology
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.5923/j.ajmms.20150504.07
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42321

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