Najimeh Beygi, Mahlagha Dehghan, Sedigheh Iranmanesh
Najimeh Beygi1, Mahlagha Dehghan2, Sedigheh Iranmanesh3
1MS Student of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2Assistant Professor, Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
3Associate Professor, Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Volume - 5,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2017
Background: hypertension is known as a dangerous and life threatening disease without any clinical symptom. Lots of patients have not controlled their hypertension well due to poor adherence to treatment regimen. The aim of this study was to investigate adherence to treatment regimen among hypertensive patients of Fasa city in Iran.
Method: This was a cross-sectional study. Participants: Two hundred patients with primary hypertension were selected using convenience sampling. Data were gathered by a two-part questionnaire including 1) demographic information form, and 2) Hypertensive Treatment Adherence Scale. Results: Findings showed that mean score of adherence to treatment regimen was 86.22 ± 7.68. 53.5% of patients adhered to their treatment regimens. Also, those patients with insufficiently controlled blood pressure had lower adherence to their treatment regimens than those patients who controlled their blood pressure sufficiently. Conclusion: Findings indicated that adherence to treatment regimen among patients with hypertension is acceptable in Iranian population but it is far from the ideal condition.
Cite this article:
Najimeh Beygi, Mahlagha Dehghan, Sedigheh Iranmanesh. Treatment adherence and its determinant factors amongst outpatients with Hypertension: A Case of Iran. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2017; 5(3): 287-292. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00059.X