[Prevalence of anti-hypertensive treatment adherence in patients with resistant hypertension and validation of three indirect methods for assessing treatment adherence].

@article{Bloch2008PrevalenceOA,
  title={[Prevalence of anti-hypertensive treatment adherence in patients with resistant hypertension and validation of three indirect methods for assessing treatment adherence].},
  author={K{\'a}tia Vergetti Bloch and Andr{\'e} R. Melo and Armando da Rocha Nogueira},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={2979-84}
}
This study estimated adherence to anti-hypertensive medication using three indirect methods and their combinations in a cohort of patients with resistant hypertension in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005. The methods used were: self-reported adherence; physicians' adherence evaluation; and the Morisky-Green test (MGT) translated into Portuguese. The predictive validation was performed comparing office blood pressure and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, measured on two different occasions, from… CONTINUE READING

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