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Adherence and compliance in the treatment of hypertension

Anna Rycombel, Katarzyna Lomper, Izabella Uchmanowicz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2014;18(3):151-158.

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Vol 18, No 3 (2014)
REVIEV
Published online: 2015-01-20

Abstract

The hypertension is considered to be a disease occurring most frequently in the general population. Is a health and ecologic problem around the world. Despite the available knowledge and the development of medicine in the direction of Pharmacotherapy and antihypertensive medications, the efficiency of the treatment of hypertension in Poland is only on the level 5–15%. A key element in the therapy is the medical adherence and appropriate cooperation of the patient with medical staff. A satisfactory level of adherence and compliance contributes to achieving the appropriate values of the blood pressure. There is a large number of patients who do not adhere to medical recommendations and thus do not take prescribed medications systematically, scientific justification of this phenomenon has been attempted for several year. A high level of the compliance and adherence decreases the risk of cardiovascular complications and the costs associated with treatment. It also improves the quality of patiens’ lives.

Abstract

The hypertension is considered to be a disease occurring most frequently in the general population. Is a health and ecologic problem around the world. Despite the available knowledge and the development of medicine in the direction of Pharmacotherapy and antihypertensive medications, the efficiency of the treatment of hypertension in Poland is only on the level 5–15%. A key element in the therapy is the medical adherence and appropriate cooperation of the patient with medical staff. A satisfactory level of adherence and compliance contributes to achieving the appropriate values of the blood pressure. There is a large number of patients who do not adhere to medical recommendations and thus do not take prescribed medications systematically, scientific justification of this phenomenon has been attempted for several year. A high level of the compliance and adherence decreases the risk of cardiovascular complications and the costs associated with treatment. It also improves the quality of patiens’ lives.

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Keywords

adherence, compliance, hypertension

About this article
Title

Adherence and compliance in the treatment of hypertension

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 18, No 3 (2014)

Pages

151-158

Published online

2015-01-20

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2014;18(3):151-158.

Keywords

adherence
compliance
hypertension

Authors

Anna Rycombel
Katarzyna Lomper
Izabella Uchmanowicz

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