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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015
Compliance with Therapeutic Regimen in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Jackson John | Haseena T A 
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the compliance with therapeutic regimen in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) attending the cardiology outpatient department of Sree Gokulam Medical College Hospital (SGMCH). The objectives of the study were to assess the level of compliance with therapeutic regimen, to identify factors contributing to therapeutic compliance of patients with CAD and to identify association between therapeutic compliance and selected socio-demographic variables of patients with CAD, to identify the association between therapeutic compliance and selected factors influencing compliance. Methodology Quantitative approach was used using consecutive sampling technique, 200 subjects were selected from the cardiology outpatient department of SGMCH, and data were collected using questionnaire to assess socio demographic data, level of compliance and knowledge of subjects regarding CAD. Attitude of subjects regarding CAD was assessed using attitude scale. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results The present study findings showed that 29 % have good compliance with therapeutic regimen, 31.5 %of the subjects have average and 39.5 %of the subjects have poor compliance with therapeutic regimen.21.5 % have good knowledge, 55 % subjects have average knowledge and 23.5 % have poor and regarding CAD. Majority (60.5 %) have favourable attitude towards CAD and 39.5 % of subjects have unfavourable attitude towards CAD. Most of the subjects have good financial support 91.5 % from family for the treatment of CAD.74.5 % of subjects have adequate support from relatives and family members for the management of CAD.47 % subjects received advices from health care professionals. There was no significant association found between level of compliance of patients with CAD and selected socio demographic variables. There was a significant association between level of compliance of patients with CAD and attitude of subjects regarding CAD (p<0.05).
Keywords: Compliance, therapeutic regimen, CAD, factors influencing compliance
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,
Pages: 385 - 388