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Blood Press. 2003;12(1):49-55.

Factors related to poor control of blood pressure with antihypertensive drug therapy.

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  • 1Department of Social Pharmacy, University of Kuopio, Finland. jokisalo@hytti.uku.fi

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To study the associations of patient-related and perceived healthcare-related factors with the control of blood pressure.

SUBJECTS:

Physicians identified all of the hypertensive patients they saw during I week in 26 health centres. Out of 2,219 patients, 80% agreed to participate, 88% of which took antihypertensive medication.

METHODS:

In this cross-sectional questionnaire study, based on 82 opinion statements, 14 problem indices were formed using factor analysis. Logistic regression models were used to study the associations with blood pressure control.

RESULTS:

Eighty per cent of the men and 79% of the women had poor blood pressure control (BP > or = 140/90 mmHg). High levels of hopelessness towards hypertension (adjusted OR 2.16; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.20-3.88) as well as medium and high levels of frustration with treatment (adjusted OR 1.50; 95% CI 1.04-2.18 and OR 1.83; 95% CI 0.98-3.44) were associated with poor control. The perceived tension with blood pressure measurement (adjusted OR 1.60; 95% CI 1.08-2.36) was similarly associated with poor control. Non-compliance in men, old age and monotherapy were also associated with poor blood pressure control.

CONCLUSION:

Hopelessness, frustration with treatment, and perceived tension with blood pressure measurement are associated with poor blood pressure control.

PMID:
12699136
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