Factors affecting antihypertensive treatment adherence: a Saudi Arabian perspective

Alsolami, Fatmah and Hou, Xiang-Yu and Correa-Velez, Ignacio (2012) Factors affecting antihypertensive treatment adherence: a Saudi Arabian perspective. Clinical Medicine and Diagnostics, 2 (4). pp. 27-32. ISSN 2163-1433

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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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
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Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 06:01
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 06:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: adhenrence; antihypertensive; medication; treatment
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.cmd.20120204.02
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42357

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