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Title: Drug compliance among hypertensive patients in Kassala, Eastern Sudan
Authors: El Zubier, A.G.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional study of hypertensive patients was conducted and drug compliance was estimated. Factors associated with compliance, status of blood pressure control and occurrence of complications were assessed. Compliance was 59.6% as measured with the pill count method. We found 92% of compliant patients had controlled blood pressure in comparison with 18% of non-compliant patients, and 30.1% of the compliant patients had complications in comparison with 46.3% of the non-compliant patients. While the compliance rate was reasonable, 36.8% of patients were non-compliant because they could not afford to buy antihypertensive drugs. Inability to buy drugs was negatively and significantly associated with compliance. These patients experienced uncontrolled blood pressure and other complications
Description: 100-105
Keywords: Antihypertensive Agents
Patient Compliance
Treatment Outcome
Subject: Hypertension
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118841
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0601/emhj_2000_6_1_100_105.pdf
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