Perceptions of hypertension treatment among patients with and without diabetes

@inproceedings{Anthony2012PerceptionsOH,
  title={Perceptions of hypertension treatment among patients with and without diabetes},
  author={Heymann Anthony and Liora Valinsky and Zucker Inbar and Chodick Gabriel and Shalev Varda},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the availability of a wide selection of effective antihypertensive treatments and the existence of clear treatment guidelines, many patients with hypertension do not have controlled blood pressure. We conducted a qualitative study to explore beliefs and perceptions regarding hypertension and gain an understanding of barriers to treatment among patients with and without diabetes. METHODS Ten focus groups were held for patients with hypertension in three age ranges, with and… CONTINUE READING
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