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dc.contributorEl Gatit, A.M.EN
dc.contributorHaw, M.EN
dc.description.abstractManagement of anticoagulant therapy after mechanical valve replacement is difficult in developing countries because of patient non-adherence. The effect of depression on adherence to drug therapy and to a clinic visit schedule was evaluated for 62 patients who received prostheses. All were prescribed a once-per-day regimen of warfarin and were scheduled for three appointments at the anticoagulant clinic for dose adjustment at 3-week intervals. According to the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, 22 were depressed. Non-depressed patients were more compliant than depressed patients; adherence was inversely correlated with depression scores. While depression had no relationship with age, sex and cardiac symptoms, there was a relationship with anxiety and poor social supportEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (1-2), 12-19, 2003EN
dc.subjectCase-Control StudiesEN
dc.subjectDeveloping CountriesEN
dc.subjectDrug Administration ScheduleEN
dc.subjectDrug MonitoringEN
dc.subjectEpidemiologic StudiesEN
dc.subjectHeart Valve DiseasesEN
dc.subjectPsychiatric Status Rating ScalesEN
dc.titleRelationship between depression and non-adherence to anticoagulant therapy after valve replacementEN
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