Determination of therapeutic adherence in patients with hipertension.Design and method:
Observational study, including 63 hypertensive patients, taking at least one antihypertensive drug.Design and method:
The patients were included in a sample, wich attended medical atendence between september-december 2015. All hipertensive patients had more than 18 years old and were taking at least one antihypertensive drug. All of them answered to a anomymous validated questionary regarding hipertensive drug adherence.Results:
From the 63 patients, 52% were male and 48% female. 76% never ou rarely forgot to take their antihypertensive drugs. 22% answered that sometimes and 2% answered that always forgot to take their medication.Results:
6% answered that it was usual to take more than one pill when feelt worse from their health. 2% said frequently and 16% answered sometimes they didn[Combining Acute Accent]t take their medications when it was finished, before attended the physician.Results:
57% of the patients that forgot to take their medication where males and 43% where females. 71.4% where obese or over weight. 64% where taking 3 anti-hypertensive drugs. 14.3% didn[Combining Acute Accent]t have normal tensional values.Conclusions:
Therapeutical adherence results from an agreement between the physician and the patient. In this study, one quarter of the patients sometimes forgotten to take in their anti-hipertensive medication. It is very important to make the patient understand the importance of taking the drugs to control hipertension and its consequences.