Occupational Health - Public Health Poster Session
The aim is to assess the differences in the compliance rate with antihypertensive treatment and the sociodemographic features related with it (figure 1).
Materials and Methods
Design: Retrospective observational study.
Subjects: Patients diagnosed and treated of hypertension by general practitioner in our province. We selected a random sample with 1197 patients from different health centers.
Variables: Age Gender Labour situation Educational level Marital status Morisnky-Green test (patient knowledge about hypertension and patient compliance)
Data collection: Personal interview with each patient.
- 715 patients (60%) showed a good compliance - 365 subjects (30%) got medium compliance rate and, - 117 patients (10%) were classified as “bad compliers”
The differences with the different intergroups measured by the Morinsky-Green test are significative statistically with the: - age (p=0.002) - gender (p=0.009)(figure 2) - Marital status (p=0.000) - Labour situation (p=0.012)(figure 3)
They are not different for educational level (p=0.080)
Discussion and Conclusion
- Men and active people showed better compliance rates.
- There were not differences between educational level.
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|Garcia Ruiz, AJ; Martos Crespo, F; Montesinos Galvez, AC; Sanchez de la Cuesta, F; (1998). Sociodemographic features associated with treatment compliance in hypertension. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/occupational/garcia_ruiz0833/index.html|
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