SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.10 issue2Donor selection and organ viability criteria: expansion of donation criteria author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica

Print version ISSN 1139-1375


FERNANDEZ LOPEZ, Luisa et al. Mixed intervention programme on compliance and quality of life in hypertensive patients. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.2, pp.7-13. ISSN 1139-1375.

70% of patients on treatment for hypertension do not control their blood pressure levels adequately. The aim of the study is to compare the impact of different training interventions for essential hypertensive patients, compared to a control group with no intervention, on self-referred therapeutic compliance, blood pressure, weight and quality of life. Multi-centre randomized clinical trail with three branches of intervention (educational intervention, written information and check-up) including 520 essential hypertensive patients. The variables in the study were BP, weight, medication and diet compliance, level of knowledge of the illness and quality of life. 428 patients completed the study. Analysing the results, patients in the group with intervention had a higher reduction in systolic/diastolic BP than the other groups. The results also showed a high level of medication compliance, lower health and diet compliance, and greater knowledge in patients in hospitals. Most of the patients showed very high levels of satisfaction towards healthcare staff in the different aspects analysed.

Keywords : therapeutic compliance; hypertensive patients; educational intervention.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License