SEARCH CATALOGUE | SEARCH OTHER LOCAL RESEARCHES | LOGIN

Search

FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ANTIHYPERTENSIVE MEDICATION NON COMPLIANCE AMONG HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS AT BARANGAY PANAGAAN, MAHAYAG, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
Author: WEENA JOYCE L. FERNANDEZ
Date: April 2016

This study was conducted to identify the factors associated with poor compliance of antihypertensive medications among hypertensive patients at Barangay Panagaan, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur. Forty five (45) non-compliant and forty five (45) compliant hypertensive patients were recruited into the study. Data was gathered through a survey utilizing an interviewer-administered semi-structured questionnaire. Statistical analyses which involved univariate and multivariate logistic regression were carried out using Stata 12.0. On univariate analysis, an experience of feeling worse while on medication (OR=47.4, p=0.0000), a practice of stopping medications because there were no symptoms felt (OR=32.0, p=0.0000), and having experienced bad side effects (OR=4.2, p=0.0159) were found to be positively associated with non-compliance while a belief that taking medications will decrease hospital admissions for hypertension (OR=0.19, p= 0.0251) is negatively associated with non-compliance. On multiple regression analysis however, only an experience of feeling worse while on medication (OR= 45.41656, 95% CI=7.754969, 265.9796) and a practice of stopping medications because there were no symptoms felt (OR=9.004069, 95% CI=2.00803, 40.37452) were the only ones that were found to be positively associated with non-compliance. It is recommended that exploring the different factors that are associated with non-compliance among hypertensive patients be addressed with special emphasis on personal factors that have been seen in this study. Also, follow up with the health care provider must be encouraged to address the concerns of patients through health education

Keyword: hypertensive antihypertensive medication Statistical analyses Panagaan Mahayag zamboanga del sur

Research Catalogue by Genner R Cerna
Copyright © 2018, All rigths reserved.