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Perception of the level of adherence to hypertensive treatment in adults

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Evelyn Cristina Chicaiza-Almachi ,
Evelyn Cristina Chicaiza-Almachi

Universidad Técnica De Ambato, Ambato, Ecuador

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Ana Pamela Pachucho-Flores ,
Ana Pamela Pachucho-Flores

Universidad Técnica De Ambato, Ambato, Ecuador

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Abstract

Introduction: The perception of the level of adherence to hypertensive treatment in adults refers to the extent to which patients follow medical indications and take their medications as prescribed by health professionals.
Objective: To analyze adherence to antihypertensive treatment in adults by means of a quali-quantitative study during the months of May and June in order to create strategies aimed at preventing short-term complications in primary health care.
Methods: The study carried out adopted a mixed quali-quantitative, phenomenological, cross-sectional, cross-sectional approach during the months of May and June of the present year, with a population of 26 people with census sampling using semi-structured interviews, informed consent and the Morisky-Green questionnaire.
Results: According to the study carried out, most of the people suffering from arterial hypertension are female, married, between 30 and 60 years of age, and most of them are engaged in domestic chores. Both men and women with this pathology, according to the surveys, do not adapt to follow the pharmacological treatment; however, they do not abandon it because they know the importance of having a better quality of life.
Conclusion: The analysis of the present study was based on adherence to antihypertensive treatment in adults at the Martínez Health Center in which the suggested strategy is to educate the population more about the importance of adherence to antihypertensive treatment.

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Chicaiza-Almachi EC, Pachucho-Flores AP. Perception of the level of adherence to hypertensive treatment in adults. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 27 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];4:641. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/641

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