Volume 18, Issue 41 And 42 (Spring & Summer 2005)                   IJN 2005, 18(41 And 42): 61-68 | Back to browse issues page

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M. Abbasi, S. Salemi, N. Seyed Fatemi, F. Hosseini. HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS, THEIR COMPLIANCE LEVEL AND ITS’ RELATION TO THEIR HEALTH BELIEFS. IJN. 2005; 18 (41 and 42) :61-68
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   Meanwhile, treatment of hypertension is so easy it is still one of the most important problems of health in developing countries. Those suffering from this problem should understand that it is them, whose compliance to treatment and their health beliefs are two key points in controlling their disease. So, identification the compliance level of hypertensive patients to drug regimens and its relations to their health beliefs. We performed a correlational study with 380 hypertension patients admitted in Tehran heart center, and our tool for data guttering was a questionnaire.

 Findings showed that %60 of the patients had good compliance levels and the rest %40 were poor regarding drug regimens. In some perceptions such as disease vulnerability intensity of the disease and benefits of compliance the results were %75.8, %88.7, and % 95 respectively. But the concept of %51.1 of the patients of barriers of compliance to drug regimens was at intermediate level. We also, found a meaningful relation between Compliance level and patient’s concepts from intensity of the disease and the barriers of compliance. (P<0.0001) and (P<0.16) respectively.

 According to the results, which show significant relations between health believes and compliance, it is the nurse, whom can provide opportunities to promote health beliefs of the clients.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2006/12/17 | Published: 2005/03/15

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