Medication adherence in a sample of elderly suffering from hypertension: evaluating the influence of illness perceptions, treatment beliefs, and illness burden.

@article{Rajpura2014MedicationAI,
  title={Medication adherence in a sample of elderly suffering from hypertension: evaluating the influence of illness perceptions, treatment beliefs, and illness burden.},
  author={Jigar R. Rajpura and Rajesh N. Nayak},
  journal={Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          58-65
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although many advances in the management of hypertension have been made, success in hypertension control in real-life practice is limited. Control of hypertension is paramount in primary as well as secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Poor adherence to antihypertensive medication is one possible reason why success in clinical trials has not been translated into everyday practice. Despite many years of study, questions remain about why patients do or do not take medicines… CONTINUE READING

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