Medication adherence and its associated factors among Chinese community-dwelling older adults with hypertension
Wang, Wenru, Lau, Ying, Loo, Aloysius, Chow, Aloysius and Thompson, David R.. (2014) Medication adherence and its associated factors among Chinese community-dwelling older adults with hypertension. Heart and Lung. 43(4), pp. 278 - 283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.05.001
|Authors||Wang, Wenru, Lau, Ying, Loo, Aloysius, Chow, Aloysius and Thompson, David R.|
Objective: To investigate the factors that influence medication adherence in Chinese community-dwelling older adults with hypertension.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with a convenience sample of 382 older adults with hypertension recruited from six health centers in Macao, China. Chinese versions of the Morisky 4-Item Self-Report Measure of Medication-Taking Behavior, Fear of Intimacy with Helping Professionals scale and Exercise of Self-care Agency scale were administered to participants.
Results: Participants older than 65 years (β = .118, p = .017), with a low level of education (β = .128, p = .01), who had more than one other common disease (β = .120, p = .015), were on long-term medication (β = .221, p < .001) and who reported higher self-care (β = .188, p = .001), had better medication adherence.
Conclusions: Health care professionals should consider these factors when planning medication regimens for Chinese older adults with hypertension, to enhance medication adherence and improve patient outcomes.
|Keywords||older adults; community-dwelling; Chinese; hypertension; medication adherence|
|Journal||Heart and Lung|
|Journal citation||43 (4), pp. 278 - 283|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.05.001|
|Page range||278 - 283|
|Research Group||School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine|
|Place of publication||United States of America|
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