Factors predictive of attendance at clinic and blood pressure control in hypertensive patients.

@article{Degoulet1983FactorsPO,
  title={Factors predictive of attendance at clinic and blood pressure control in hypertensive patients.},
  author={Patrice Degoulet and Jo{\"e}l M{\'e}nard and H A Vu and J. L. Golmard and Catherine Devries and Gilles Chatellier and Pierre-François Plouin},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1983},
  volume={287 6385},
  pages={88-93}
}
Poor compliance with appointments and drug treatment is one of the recognised factors preventing effective management of hypertension. Factors predictive of poor attendance and inadequate blood pressure control in patients attending a hypertension clinic were therefore determined using univariate analyses and a multivariate logistic model. Out of 1346 patients with blood pressure exceeding 160/95 mm Hg followed up for three years, 209 (15.5%) dropped out during the first year. Variables that… CONTINUE READING
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