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ORTEGA OVIEDO, Stella Ignacia  and  VARGAS ROSERO, Elizabeth. Degree of adherence to treatments in people with cardiovascular risk. av.enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.1, pp.25-32. ISSN 0121-4500.

Objective: To determine the degree of adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment in people with cardiovascular risk factors that were registered in a cardiovascular disease prevention and health promotion program in a private Health Provider Institution (HPI) in Montería (Colombia). Methodology: Descriptive, transversal study, quantitative, with 204 patients of a program of health promotion and prevention of cardiovascular disease. The information was obtained using the fourth version of the Tool to evaluate the factors that influence adherence to pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments in patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, designed by Bonilla and Gutiérrez (3). The results were analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques and measures of central tendency and position. Results: A 67% of participants are in a favorable situation towards adherence, a 29% in a situation of risk towards non-adherence and a 4% in a situation of non-adherence. The three groups in a situation of adherence that were identified vary statistically along the four dimensions that were studied, being Dimension II related to the provider, the one that showed the larger difference. Conclusions: These results highlight that the patient-provider relation is of importance in the degree of adherence that patients, making it necessary for the institution and the health provider and nursing team to emphasize the actions of self-care, support, assistance permanent and guidance to meet their needs and expectations as well as the individual characteristics of the people served

Keywords : Medication Adherence; Risk Factors; Cardiovascular Diseases; Self Care.

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