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MOURA, André Almeida; GODOY, Simone de; CESARINO, Cláudia Bernardi  and  MENDES, Isabel Amélia Costa. Factors determining non-adherence to hypertension treatment. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.43, pp.1-13. ISSN 1695-6141.

This study was developed to identify determinant factors of non-adherence in the treatment of hypertensive individuals in a Brazilian municipality. This cross-sectional and descriptive study with a quantitative approach was conducted from November 2012 to April 2013. A total of 138 hypertensive patients participated, 65.9% were female, aged 60.5 years old (SD=11.32) on average, 71% had incomplete primary/middle school and an individual income of 1 to 2 times the minimum wage. In regard to occupation, 39.9% were retired and 21.7% were homemakers. Among the factors contributing to non-adherence to treatment, 70.3% reported personal reasons. Adherence was at 15.9% for non-pharmacological treatment and 21% for pharmacological treatment. We verified the need for new studies within the primary health care sphere conducted with hypertensive patients and also the need for multidisciplinary actions intended to encourage treatment adherence among hypertensive patients cared for in the municipality under study.

Keywords : Hypertension; Primary Health Care; Patient compliance.

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