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HERRERA GUERRA, Eugenia. Adherence to Treatment of People with Arterial Hypertension. av.enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.2, pp.67-75. ISSN 0121-4500.

Objective: This study aims at describing and analyzing adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of people with arterial hypertension registered in the control program of a State-Owned Social Company (ESE) of low complexity in Monteria. Methodology: Quantitative transversal descriptive design with a random population of 177 people who attended to the outpatient service for control of arterial hypertension through the instrument "Factors having an influence on adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in patients with heart disease risk factors" of Bonilla and Reales. Results: Most people were found to be at risk of not developing behaviors of adherence to the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, which is related to socioeconomic factors and supplier-related factors. The factors related to therapy and the patient proved to have an advantage in adherence. The relation between the twenty-four items of the instrument used is linear and, in general, the relation is strong with a positive trend. Conclusion: Nursing professionals are advised to continue researching about the phenomenon of adherence of people with cardiovascular risk for the purpose of contributing to discipline development and, thus, improving care practices as an input to help solve the problem of high rates of morbimortality for heart diseases.

Keywords : Medication treatment; hypertension supplementary treatments.

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