International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Community Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10


Assessment of Medication Adherence and Knowledge of Hypertension among Hypertensive Patients in Urban Field Practice Area: A Cross Sectional Study

Dr. Sneha Nakade [2] | Dr. Uday Narlawar [5]


Abstract: Background: Hypertension is the one of the major preventable non - communicable diseases. It exerts a public health burden on cardiovascular diseases, stroke and renal diseases worldwide. The prevalence of hypertension in India is 29.8%. The treatment for hypertension is usually lifelong and this brings about problems regarding patient compliance. So, this study aims at evaluating the treatment adherence for patients with hypertension. Objectives: To assess Medication adherence In previously diagnosed Hypertensive Patients in urban field practice area. To assess knowledge about medication in previously diagnosed Hypertensive Patients in urban field practice area. Methods: The study was carried out as a cross sectional study among 230 hypertensive patients, using simple random sampling technique in the field practice area of a medical college. The patient?s adherence was assessed using MGL Scale consisting of 4 questions and the reason for non - adherence was studied. Grading was done based on answers marked and analysed using SPSS. Results: The prevalence of adherence to hypertensive medication by the patients was found to be 43%.62% were not aware that vital organs can get affected by hypertension. Only 32.9% could tell the names of their medicines and only 43% felt that blood pressure should be monitored monthly. Conclusion: The prevalence of patient?s adherence to hypertension management was only 43% in this study population. The poor adherence will definitely affect the health of the individual leading to many complications. It is our duty to increase the adherence to medication by addressing the issues through various health programmes and health education.


Keywords: Patient Compliance, Non - Communicable Disease, Blood Pressure


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 160 - 162


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