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Titolo:
Patients' perceived problems with hypertension and attitudes towards medical treatment
Autore:
Jokisalo, E; Kumpusalo, E; Enlund, H; Takala, J;
Indirizzi:
Univ Kuopio, Dept Social Pharm, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland Univ Kuopio Kuopio Finland FIN-70211 al Pharm, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF HUMAN HYPERTENSION
fascicolo: 11, volume: 15, anno: 2001,
pagine: 755 - 761
SICI:
0950-9240(200111)15:11<755:PPPWHA>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
QUALITY-OF-LIFE; BLOOD-PRESSURE; THERAPY; INFORMATION; TRIAL; CARE; MEN;
Keywords:
attitude; primary health care; drug therapy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Jokisalo, E Univ Kuopio, Dept Social Pharm, POB 1627, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland Univ Kuopio POB 1627 Kuopio Finland FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland
Citazione:
E. Jokisalo et al., "Patients' perceived problems with hypertension and attitudes towards medical treatment", J HUM HYPER, 15(11), 2001, pp. 755-761

Abstract

Objective: To study perceived problems and attitudes in hypertension treatment in primary health care. Study population and methods: A cross-sectional survey of 2219 hypertensive patients, identified by general practitioners, in 26 health centres was carried out during 1 week in 1996. A total of 1782 patients (80%) returned two questionnaires and participated in a health examination. The final studypopulation consisted of 1561 patients currently being medically treated for hypertension and 220 patients not currently on medical treatment. The questionnaires contained 82 questions on different aspects of hypertension care and treatment, which were further elaborated using factor analysis. On the basis of reliability and internal validity analyses, 14 problem indices related to medical treatment of hypertension were formed. Results. The most common perceived problem was related to lack of motivation for follow-up of hypertension (72%). Many patients had difficulties to accept being hypertensive (66%). A careless attitude towards hypertension was also common (63%). Lack of information was experienced by 56% of the patients. About 33% felt hopeless about their hypertension, reported adverse effects of hypertension treatment on sexual functions and lack of support by health care personnel. The least frequent problems were reimbursement problems and modification of dosage instructions. The number of problems identified per person varied between zero and 14 with a mean of 4.9 +/- 2.6 (s.d.). Conclusion: Perceived problems concerning hypertension, negative attitudesand experiences are very common among hypertensive patients in primary health care.

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