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Opinions on pharmacotherapy and tendency to undertaking healthy behaviours by patients with arterial hypertension

Małgorzata Anna Basińska, Anna Andruszkiewicz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2013;17(4):332-342.

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Vol 17, No 4 (2013)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2013-12-03

Abstract

Background Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular pathology. Treatment efficacy, despite effective methods, is still highly unsatisfactory. Hypertensive patients are at high risk of cardiovascular complications. One of the
reasons for treatment poor effects is lack of patient-doctor cooperation. Health behaviours include all customs, habits and attitudes referring to individual or group of people’s health Health behaviour as a key element of lifestyle has been the subject of many research disciplines.
Material and methods Opinion was subjected 70 patients with arterial hypertension. It the investigation was conducted by the questionnaire worked out by Juczyński — the Health Behaviours Inventory (the IZZ).
Results In studied group of patients the sex does not differentiate the opinions about treatment of hypertension. Older persons and with lower level of education negatively estimate effectiveness of taken drugs. Studied patients characterized average intensiti of healthy behaviours. As they take care about healthy behaviours — correct nutritional habits, preventive behaviours and positive mental disposittion — they seldom do not take medicines.
Conclusion To assess the opinions of patients with arterial hypertension on pharmacotherapy and assess a correlation between them and a tendency to undertaking healthy behaviours in the group of women and men.

Abstract

Background Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular pathology. Treatment efficacy, despite effective methods, is still highly unsatisfactory. Hypertensive patients are at high risk of cardiovascular complications. One of the
reasons for treatment poor effects is lack of patient-doctor cooperation. Health behaviours include all customs, habits and attitudes referring to individual or group of people’s health Health behaviour as a key element of lifestyle has been the subject of many research disciplines.
Material and methods Opinion was subjected 70 patients with arterial hypertension. It the investigation was conducted by the questionnaire worked out by Juczyński — the Health Behaviours Inventory (the IZZ).
Results In studied group of patients the sex does not differentiate the opinions about treatment of hypertension. Older persons and with lower level of education negatively estimate effectiveness of taken drugs. Studied patients characterized average intensiti of healthy behaviours. As they take care about healthy behaviours — correct nutritional habits, preventive behaviours and positive mental disposittion — they seldom do not take medicines.
Conclusion To assess the opinions of patients with arterial hypertension on pharmacotherapy and assess a correlation between them and a tendency to undertaking healthy behaviours in the group of women and men.
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Keywords

education, healthy behaviours, arterial hypertension, opinion on pharmacotherapy

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Title

Opinions on pharmacotherapy and tendency to undertaking healthy behaviours by patients with arterial hypertension

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 17, No 4 (2013)

Pages

332-342

Published online

2013-12-03

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2013;17(4):332-342.

Keywords

education
healthy behaviours
arterial hypertension
opinion on pharmacotherapy

Authors

Małgorzata Anna Basińska
Anna Andruszkiewicz

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