International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017

Determination of Factors Affecting Treatment Compliance among Hypertension Patients in Baghdad Teaching Hospital

Haider M. Majeed

Abstract: Hypertension is one of the most important preventable causes of premature morbidity and mortality in the world. Objectives To ?determine factors affecting treatment compliance with hypertension patient. Methodology The study was conducted at the medical ?outpatients' clinic a in the period of 1st June 2016 to 15th December 2016. Collecting data from simple random sampling total of (100) ?hypertensive patients who are using antihypertensive treatment that attended the medical outpatients' clinic at Medical City Hospital in ?Baghdad. Results The majority of the study participants were female who accounted for (56%) of the total participants while male ?constituted (44%) making a female male ratio of 1.51. Most of the study participants (47%) were between ages 60 and 65 years old. ?Sixthly eight percent of the patients were married and the remainder was single, divorced, and separate. Forty-three percent (43%) of the ?participants had primary school education. Majority of the respondents, namely 46 (46%) were housewife. majority (63%) lived in urban ?areas while the rest (37%) lived in rural areas. Most of the respondents, namely 63 (63%) were diagnosed more than five years ago. ?Conclusions The study revealed that docility antihypertensive therapy was moderate (67%) between population, women being more ?adherence to treatment than men, other social demographic factors were not significant. ?

Keywords: factors affecting, treatment compliance, hypertension patientsh

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,

Pages: 171 - 175

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