The Influence of Cognition, Anxiety and Psychiatric Disorders over Treatment Adherence in Uncontrolled Hypertensive Patients

@inproceedings{Jacobs2011TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Cognition, Anxiety and Psychiatric Disorders over Treatment Adherence in Uncontrolled Hypertensive Patients},
  author={{\'U}rsula Jacobs and Mauro Silveira de Castro and Fl{\'a}vio Danni Fuchs and Maria Beatriz Cardoso Ferreira},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Poor adherence is estimated to cause 125 thousand deaths per year and is linked to 10% of all hospital stays in the U.S. Up to one third of elderly hypertensive patients don't have adherence, which is responsible for high proportion of hospitalizations. Hypertension is also related to poor performance in tests that assess cognitive functions. On… CONTINUE READING