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Title : A Study of the Relationship Between Perception of Hypertensive’ Patients and their Medication Adherence

Abstract :

In the treatment of hypertension, medication adherence is a critical component of illness management. The study aims to look at the link between medicine compliance and health perception in hypertension patients. The participants in this descriptive cross-sectional study were diagnosed with hypertension in Mosul, Iraq. Data was collected using sociodemographic factors, an antihypertensive drug compliance measure, and a health perception scale. The 120 patients in the study had an average age of 62.859.29 years, with 55.6 percent of them being women. The participants' mean Adherence to drug treatment scale score was 3.981.73, with 93.2 percent of them adhering to drug treatment. The participants' mean health perception score was 49.766.50, and there was a weak negative association between health perception and medication compliance. The summaries of physical components from the subscales of quality of life had a mean score of 43.595.69, while the summary of mental components had a mean score of 47.106.62. The score of Adherence to pharmacological therapy and the quality-of-life subscales had no association. Furthermore, it was observed that those with good Adherence to pharmacological therapy had blood pressure under control at a statistically significant rate. According to the findings of this study, patient adherence to pharmacological therapy is unrelated to health perception. Furthermore, patients with good drug compliance had lower blood pressure, and home blood pressure readings improved drug compliance.

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