Medication Adherence and Associated Factors in Management of Hypertension in Shashemene Referral Hospital, Ethiopia
Gemmechu Hasen and Awel Abdo
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: December 26, 2020
Despite the availability of effective treatment, over half of the patients being treated for hypertension drop out of care entirely within a year of diagnosis. Adherence to antihypertensive medication is an effective step for controlling blood pressure and preventing complications. This study is aimed to assess medication adherence and associated factors in the management of hypertension in Shashemene Referral Hospital, South Ethiopia. Hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted to assess...
The Cardio-Vascular and Metabolic Treatments in Canada: Assessment of Real-Life Therapeutic Value Registry (CV-CARE): Registry Description and Baseline Patient Demographics
Goldenberg Ronald, Cheng Willoon, Bell Alan, Burrows Melonie Blavignac Jessica, Paron Emilia, Nadège Fils-Aimé and Barakat Maxime
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 12, 2020
Bausch Health Canada cardiovascular and metabolic treatment portfolio has been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials. However, in clinical trials, data is collected in selective populations under ideal conditions, making inference to the real-world problematic. Well executed patient registries are required to provide evidence of the benefits of therapeutic agents under routine, real world conditions. The ‘Cardio-Vascular and metabolic treatments in Canada: Assessment of REal-life t...
Distance Learning Support of Hypertension Self-Management
Amisha Oza, DNP and Kim Chapman, DNP
Article Type: Research Study | First Published: November 16, 2020
Distance learning has the potential to aide those in remote communities who have infrequent contact with traditional health services. This study used videoconferencing to deliver educational and support interventions to rural hypertensive adults who received care at an outpatient clinic in the Central Valley of California to develop understanding of high blood pressure management. Based on recommendations from the American Heart Association, topics of discussion included daily salt intake, dieta...
An Evaluation of Obesity and Hypertension among Primary School Teachers in an Urban Region of South-South Nigeria
Chidinma Judith Opara and Omosivie Maduka
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 29, 2020
Obesity is now recognized to be a problem of public health importance with consequences for health and well-being. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and association of obesity and hypertension among primary school teachers in Port Harcourt metropolis in Rivers State, Nigeria. In this descriptive, cross-sectional study, using a cluster sampling method, 400 primary school teachers were selected from public and private primary schools. Their socio- demographic data was collected...
Burden of Chronic Kidney Disease in Hypertensive Patients in Medical Outpatient Clinic of a Rural Tertiary Hospital
Olarinde Jeffrey Oluwademilade, Gbadebo Oladimeji Ajani, Fasanmi Tolulope Kolawole, Omotola Olawale Obajolowo, Eunice Oluremi Olabinri and Segun Matthew Agboola
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 14, 2020
There is an alarming rise of chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence globally, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality necessitating special attention as a major public health problem. Data on the burden of CKD on the African continent are sparse for rural population. Hypertension related kidney disease accounts for a large percentage of the population requiring renal replacement therapy worldwide. Therefore, we determined the burden of CKD in patients with hypertension atte...
Medication Adherence: Assess Compliance and Associated Factors among Hypertensive Patients
Yashawant Ramawat, Nitesh Kumawat, Shatrughan Pareek, Vijay Kumar and Ankur Sharma
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 10, 2020
Health care decision-makers require more information on differences in compliance rates associated with antihypertensive drugs and the implications of these differences for health care utilization and costs. This community- based prospective study was conducted to assess hypertensive patients’ compliance with their prescribed regimen. This was a cross-sectional community-based prospective study. Four hundred hypertensive patients were selected from OPD of tertiary care centre hospital of Delhi...