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DIOS GUERRA, Caridad  and  PERULA DE TORRES, Luis Ángel. Factors related to Ineffective Handle of Therapeutic Regimen (IHTR) in chronic patients of nursing consultation. Index Enferm [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.1-2, pp.14-17. ISSN 1699-5988.

Objective: Analyze-identify the underlying causes of IHTR in chronic patients attending nursing consultation. Methods: Descriptive study, quantitatively and qualitatively. Descriptive analysis, quantitatively, qualitatively and analytic statistical as the Chi-square proof and the ANOVA test. In the qualitatively analysis the results were tag in four categories: User Knowledge and Ability. Motivation and difficulties for self-healing. Family and social support. Sanitary Staff relation. Results: 25 patients took part in the quantitatively study, and 6 in the qualitatively one. They show an average of 4 chronic pathologies, being the most prevalent: Diabetes (80%), Obesity (76%), AHT (68%), COPD (12%), Heart Diseases and other processes (20%). In the analysis of the interviews, the biggest problems were the failure of diet and physical exercise. They give a high value to the family support; and they are pleased with the sanitary staff relations. Conclusions: The Sanitary Staff must assume the existence of non-compliant patients, and they must establish the steps to detect it.

Keywords : Ineffective handle of Therapeutic Regimen; Chronic patient; Adherence; Noncompliance patients.

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