Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Evaluation of Correlation Between Adherence to the Treatment of Hypertansive Patients and Their Life Quality

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Prof. Dr, İnönü Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Malatya, Türkiye

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Hemşire, T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı

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Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, İnönü Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Malatya, Türkiye

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2018; 26: 79-92
DOI: 10.26650/FNJN427146
Read: 817 Downloads: 297 Published: 28 June 2018

Aim: This relational descriptive study was conducted to evaluate the adherence of patients with esssential hypertension to their treatment and to identify the factors affecting the quality of their life and analyze the correlation between them.

Method: A total of 232 patients with essential hypertension who were registered at a state hospital, internal medicine clinic, were initially recruited in the study. The final study sample consisted of 197 patients selected by power analysis. Data were collected via face-to-face interviews by the researchers using the descriptive information form that contains sociodemographic characteristics of patients and the characteristics of the disease, quality of life scale, and medication dependence/adherence selfefficacy scale. Numbers, percentage, average, standard deviation, Kruskal–Wallis variance, and Pearson’s correlation were used for statistical analysis.

Results: Results showed that the average physical and mental perception scores and the total quality of life scores of female hypertensive patients were higher than those of males. Furthermore, The Medication Dependence/Adherence Self-Efficacy Scale score of males was higher than that of females. The level of quality of life increased as the level of adherence/adaptation self-efficacy of patients with hypertension increased.

Conclusion: As a result of the study, the socio-demographic characteristics of the patients were determined to affect adherence/adaptation to drug treatment, self-efficacy and quality of life. In addition, high quality of life of hypertension patients who comply with drug treatment was found to be.

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