Little is known about predictors of antihypertensive medications adherence in Saudi Arabia. This study examined the level of antihypertensive medication adherence and its predictors in Saudi Arabia.Design and method:
Cross-sectional study of 308 participants from a general hospital in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia.Results:
27.9% were classified as perfect adherents and 72.1% were classified as non-perfect adherents. Predictors were having non-formal education (p = 0.031, OR = 2.3, 95%CI = [1.82–5]), reporting a poor relationship with physicians (p = 0.004, OR = 2.25, 95%CI = [1.29–3.9]), and having no co-morbidities (p = 0.048, OR = 1.86, 95%CI [1.00–3.46]).Conclusions:
The outcome of this study highlights the need for policies and interventions that enhance the level of formal education at a population level and improve physician-patient relationships in health care settings.