Abstract

Low adherence to pharmacological treatment in patients diagnosed with hypertension is related to poor blood pressure control and an increased incidence of cardiovascular complications and deaths. A cross-sectional study was performed to determine conditioning factors towards adherence. Questionnaires and clinical evaluations were applied to 187 patients attending three first-level health units; in 130 of them laboratory tests were carried out. Diagnostic criteria were based on the European Clinical Practice Guidelines; adherence was based on the Morinsky test. 57.1% of patients had blood pressure values above the controlled threshold, and 71.1% reported non-adherence to pharmacological prescription. Factors associated whit low adherence were coexisting moderate to severe depression (OR = 2,054; CI 1,064 - 3,964), low educational level (3.75 ± 3.05 years), poor understanding of medical prescriptions (OR = 2.3 CI 1.188 - 4.477), irregular supply and limited economic access to prescribed drugs ((OR = 1.97 CI 1.08 - 3.817), and low satisfaction with the care offered at health services (OR = 2.45; CI 1.202-5.00).

How to Cite
ORTIZ SOLÓRZANO, KAREN PESSE-SORENSEN, VICTOR HUGO MENA MALDONADO, Patricia. Factors Conditioning the Adherence to Pharmacological Prescription in Patients with Hypertension Attending Primary Healthcare Units in Quito – Ecuador. Global Journal of Medical Research, [S.l.], sep. 2021. ISSN 2249-4618. Available at: <https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/view/2522>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.34257/GJMRIVOL21IS3PG27.


Organize Conference

We organize seminars /symposium /conferences/workshop/webinar worldwide on innovative topics and fields of Computer Science and research. We also collaborate, partner or sponsor with a view to provide our professional guidance and expertise to conduct in standard way.

Read More

Research Membership

Global Journals Inc., as described in our Corporate Statement, is an educational, research, research publishing, and professional membership organization. Elevation to the ranks of Fellow of the Association of the Research Society in Computer and Member of the Association of the Research Society in Computer is open.

Read More