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The Journal of Community Health Management


Adherence to hypertensive treatment among patients coming to rural health and training centre of a medical college: A cross sectional study


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Author Details : Kishore Yadav Jothula, Abhishek P, Praveena Ganapa, Pramodh Reddy P, Navya Krishna Naidu

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 84-88


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Abstract

Introduction: Aim of the study was to assess the extent of adherence to anti hypertensive medications and to assess various socio demographic and other risk factors influencing adherence among the hypertensive patients attending rural health centre in Telangana.
Materials and Method:Total of 170 hypertensive patients who have visited rural health centre between November 2017 to March 2018 were interviewed to assess the extent of adherence to anti hypertensive medications.
Result:53% of study population were females and majority (36.4%) belong to 56-65 years of age group.70% of study population were illiterates and most (64.2%) of the subjects belong to lower middle socio economic status. Majority (55.9%) of study population has to travel >0.5 hour from the rural health centre. 50% of the patients showed high adherence. Females (61.1%) were significantly more adherent to medication compared to males(37.5%). High adherence was observed among housewives(70.6%), lower class(57.1%) and widowed(57.9%), those who need to travel for <0>comorbities (56.5%) were more adherent. Persons with both familial history and no familiar history have same adherence
Conclusion:Only half of the study subjects were found to be adherent to their treatment. In the current study it was observed that sex, employment status, religion and distance from RHTC were significantly associated with the adherence to treatment. Study population with the comorbidties, with habits like smoking and tobacco chewing were more adherent.

Keywords:Adherence, Rural health centre, Medication, Co-morbidities, Time, Tobacco

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2738.2018.0020

How to cite : Jothula K Y, Abhishek P, Ganapa P, Pramodh Reddy P, Naidu N K, Adherence to hypertensive treatment among patients coming to rural health and training centre of a medical college: A cross sectional study. J Community Health Manag 2018;5(2):84-88

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