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Adherence and Quality of Life of Hypertension in Gunung Jati Hospital, Cirebon, Indonesia

Perwitasari, Dyah Aryani and Susilo, Rinto and Supadmi, Woro and Kaptein, Adrian A (2015) Adherence and Quality of Life of Hypertension in Gunung Jati Hospital, Cirebon, Indonesia. Indonesian Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (Jurnal Farmasi Klinik Indonesia), 4 (4). pp. 289-298. ISSN 2252-6218

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Abstract

The treatment effectiveness of hypertension could be influenced by patients’ characteristics and patients’ adherence with medication. Besides reaching the goal of blood pressure decrease after the treatment, their quality of life has become the main concern regarding effectiveness of hypertension treatment. This study aimed to explore the hypertension patients’ adherence and quality of life. In addition, it was studied which factors associated with adherence and quality of life in hypertension patients treated with antihypertensive at Gunung Jati Hospital, Cirebon. We recruited 85 adult hypertension patients who were treated with antihypertensive agents for at least 6 months. The patients’ adherence was measured by Medication Adherence Report Scale and the patients’ quality of life was measured by Indonesian version of Short Form-36 questionnaire. The patients’ adherence was found as 24.03 (SD: 1.98) and there were no significant differences of patients’ adherence using monotherapy and combination therapy. The patients’ characteristics such as, age, gender and education level could not predict patients’ adherence (p>0.05). The average of Physical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS) were 43.35 (SD: 9.4) and 52.13 (SD:5.59). Age and gender may predict PCS, however, education and comorbidity may predict MCS (p<0.05). Hypertension patients’ adherence in Gunung Jati hospital is good. The PCS and MCS scores in this study are comparable to the other previous studies. The patients’ characteristic could not be the predictor of patients’ adherence.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Pharmacy (Fakultas Farmasi) > S1-Pharmacy (S1-Farmasi)
Depositing User: dyah aryani
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 04:36
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 04:36
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/6612

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