Hypertension control, predictors for medication adherence and gender differences in older Chinese immigrants.

@article{Li2008HypertensionCP,
  title={Hypertension control, predictors for medication adherence and gender differences in older Chinese immigrants.},
  author={Wen-Wen Li and Margaret I. Wallhagen and Erika Sivarajan Froelicher},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={326-35}
}
AIM This paper is a report of a study to explore the relationship between demographic and cultural factors and antihypertensive medication adherence in older Chinese immigrants. BACKGROUND Hypertension is a well-known controllable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases worldwide, but only 20-80% of patients who take antihypertensive medications adhere adequately to their treatment regimen. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted between 2002 and 2003, with a convenience sample of 75… CONTINUE READING