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Medication adherence: a key factor in achieving blood pressure control and good clinical outcomes in hypertensive patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15218396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients' adherence to antihypertensive drug regimens is a complex but important factor in achieving blood pressure control and reducing adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Approximately one half of patients with hypertension adhere to prescribed medications, and fewer than one in three patients have controlled blood pressure. RECENT FINDINGS: Several recent studies have highlighted the importance of patient medication adherence and have outlined factors that affect patient compliance with prescribed therapy. SUMMARY: On the basis of published studies, a conceptual framework of factors that affect patient adherence is presented. Recognizing patient nonadherence to medical therapy as a factor leading to poor blood pressure control and adverse outcomes remains a key challenge for clinicians caring for patients with hypertension.
Marie Krousel-Wood; Sheila Thomas; Paul Muntner; Donald Morisky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in cardiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0268-4705     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-25     Completed Date:  2005-03-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608087     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Blood Pressure / drug effects*
Delivery of Health Care
Depression / psychology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hypertension / drug therapy*,  psychology*
Internal-External Control
Patient Compliance / psychology*
Patient Education as Topic
Quality of Life
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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