Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Survey of Medication Habits in Hypertensive Adults]

VARGA Bernadett1, FUSZ Katalin2, CSIMA Melinda3, LUKÁCS-HORVÁTH Marianna4, DEÁK András5, STROMAJER-RÁCZ Tímea6

APRIL 30, 2020

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2020;33(2)

[Hypertension is the best known risk factor in development of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Survey has assessed –in hypertensive patients over 40, - the illness representation, lifestyle and medicine taking habits. Quantitative, cross-section descriptive research was conducted in 2017 with online questionnaire among hypertensive people over 40 (n=267) using shortened version of Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire, Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (8-item) and our questionnaire. Therapy adherence is typical for older individuals in surveyed population. (r= 0,26; p<0,001). Who were advised by general practitioners (GP) to implement lifestyle changes show more inclination following therapy. (p=0,032). Those with higher blood pressure (r-0,18; p=0,003) has harder time living with hypertension. (r=0,15; p=0,014). Quality of living with hypertonia and therapy adherence can be influenced by health behaviour and the information provided by general practitioners (GP). Beside the, general practitioners (GP) advanced practice nurse can have significant role in increasing the level of health behaviour and therapy adherence. ]

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