Factors Influencing Medication Adherence in Hypertensive Women Ages 35 to 50 Years
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Nearly 62 million people have high blood pressure, making it the leading precipitating factor of cardiovascular disease. Adherence to a prescribed treatment regimen is necessary to decrease the rates of morbidity and mortality associated with CVD. The purpose of this study was to describe antihypertensive medication adherence, health-promoting behaviors, and their relationships. The Health Promotion Model Pender, 1982 was utilized this model proposes that cognitive and perceptual factors influence individual health promoting behaviors Pender, 1982. Twenty women, contacted through medical records at a local Seattle hospital, completed the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile Pender, 1988 and the Hypertension-Adherence Survey developed by the investigator.
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