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Study to determine the factors that affect adherence to treatment in adults with hypertension in Kanye Sub – District Botswana

dc.contributor.advisorBlitz, Juliaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorUdeh, Ejike Chukwudi Jen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Health Sciences. Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-20T11:49:42Z
dc.date.available2017-03-20T11:49:42Z
dc.date.issued2012-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/100708
dc.descriptionThesis (MMed)--Stellenbosch University, 2012en_ZA
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT : BACKGROUND Adherence is the ability to take the prescribed treatment within the period of persistence with the treatment. In the context of medical treatment, one may not be able to predict treatment non adherence in chronic conditions like hypertension. The researcher realized that a vast number of hypertensive patient in Kanye, Botswana live with poorly controlled blood pressure; Adherence was identified as one of the factors that impact on treatment outcome. Aim of the study was to determine the factors that affect adherence to treatment in adults with hypertension. METHOD The study was a cross-sectional study; of 200 adult persons with hypertension who attended the clinics in Kanye. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. RESULTS The result showed that there was a significant association between the outcome (adherence level) and the counseling on the risks of uncontrolled hypertension (P-value= <0.0001. Chi2=116.667), patients’ experience with pill burden (P-value= <0.0001, Chi2= 40.9091), patients understanding of treatment regimen (P-value=<0.0001, Chi2 = 150.0000), patients perception of treatment benefits (P-value = <0.0001, Chi2 = 150.0000), emotional wellbeing (P-value = <0.0001, Chi2 = 141.1765), patients’ perception of drug adverse effects (P-value = <0.0001, Chi2 = 108.1434) and cost of medication (P-value = 0.0108, Chi2 = 4.1455). CONCLUSION The study showed that patients who were counseled on the risk of hypertension and understood the treatment regimen adhered better to treatment. The perception of treatment benefits, reduced number of pills taken in a day, good family support and availability of medications are the other factors that affected adherence.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING : Geen Afrikaanse opsomming geskikbaar nieaf_ZA
dc.format.extent33 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectHypertension in adultsen_ZA
dc.subjectUCTDen_ZA
dc.subjectHypertension -- Kanye (Botswana)en_ZA
dc.subjectHypertension --Teatment -- Botswanaen_ZA
dc.subjectPrimary health care -- Kanye (Botswana)en_ZA
dc.titleStudy to determine the factors that affect adherence to treatment in adults with hypertension in Kanye Sub – District Botswanaen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch Universityen_ZA


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