Factors affecting medication adherence in hypertensive patients.

  title={Factors affecting medication adherence in hypertensive patients.},
  author={Rosalie P Patel and Stephanie D Taylor},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={36 1},
BACKGROUND Adherence to medication is a critical factor in the continued health and well-being of patients with hypertension. Patients' acceptance of medical advice and information may be influenced by their subjective beliefs about their health condition; therefore, it is essential that their beliefs be taken into account when giving health advice or medical treatment. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a relationship exists between illness attribution, perceived control, and adherence to… CONTINUE READING

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