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ROJAS SANCHEZ, Lyda Zoraya; ECHEVERRIA CORREA, Luis Eduardo  and  CAMARGO FIGUERA, Fabio Alberto. Adherence to phararmacological and non-pharmacological treatment in patients with heart failure. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.36, pp.1-19. ISSN 1695-6141.

Consequences of non-adherence to treatment are expressed in various spheres of the individual's life, in various components of the health system and in the population's morbidity and mortality, which generates repercussions in the medical and economical aspects and in the individual's life quality. Objective: To determine the prevalence of adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment in patients with heart failure. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in patients with heart failure during 2012 in the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinic of the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia. 161 adult patients were included with the diagnosis of heart failure. Adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment was evaluated as well as compliance of the patients with heart failure. Results: 80.12% (n=129; 95% CI 73.11 - 85.98%) of the patients are often adhered to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, compliance to pharmacological treatment with the Morisky-Green test was of 53.42% (n=86; 95% CI 45.39 - 61.3%). Conclusions: The results of this study are an approach to the problem of adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of patients with heart failure. It is recommended for future researches, the realization of multicenter studies with probabilistic samplings.

Keywords : Adherence to treatment; adhesion; medication compliance; heart failure; prevalence.

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