How to improve adherence with prescribed treatment in hypertensive patients?

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serval:BIB_7D7647DBC55D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
Institution
Title
How to improve adherence with prescribed treatment in hypertensive patients?
Journal
Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology
Author(s)
Waeber B., Burnier M., Brunner H.R.
ISSN
0160-2446
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2000
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
35 Suppl 3
Pages
S23-S26
Language
english
Abstract
Low adherence of hypertensive patients to prescribed antihypertensive medications is a major cause of unsatisfactory blood pressure control. Several factors might have a negative influence on long-term adherence with treatment, for example a poor patient-doctor relationship and the presence of drug-induced side-effects. Various strategies are recommended in order to improve patient compliance, including educational programmes, self-measurement of blood pressure and monitoring of compliance. All methods may be helpful to encourage the patient to take the prescribed medication(s) regularly. It is also important to find a drug regimen which is at the same time simple, efficacious and well tolerated. Finally it should be pointed out that the motivation of the patient to follow the treatment requires the doctor to be equally motivated.
Keywords
Antihypertensive Agents, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory, Humans, Hypertension, Patient Compliance
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Web of science
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25/01/2008 12:56
Last modification date
20/08/2019 14:38
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