Adherence to Antihypertensive Medications in Iranian Patients

  title={Adherence to Antihypertensive Medications in Iranian Patients},
  author={Azin Behnood-Rod and Omid Rabbanifar and Pirouz Pourzargar and Alireza Rai and Zahra Zohoor Saadat and Habibollah Saadat and Yashar Moharamzad and Donald E Morisky},
  booktitle={International journal of hypertension},
Introduction. Appropriate adherence to medication is still a challenging issue for hypertensive patients. We determined adherence to antihypertensive(s) and its associated factors among 280 Iranian patients. Methods. They were recruited consecutively from private and university health centers and pharmacies in four cities. The validated Persian version of the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) was administered to measure adherence. Results. Mean (±SD) overall MMAS-8 score was 5… CONTINUE READING