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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

versão impressa ISSN 0103-2100versão On-line ISSN 1982-0194

Resumo

HANUS, Juliét Silveira et al. Association between quality of life and medication adherence in hypertensive individuals. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2015, vol.28, n.4, pp.381-387. ISSN 1982-0194.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-0194201500064.

Objective

To evaluate the association between quality of life and medication adherence in hypertensive individuals.

Methods

Cross-sectional study carried out with 432 hypertensive subjects registered in a federal public computerized system. Data were collected in the households through a structured interview with questions related to socioeconomic and clinical variables, as well as assessment of treatment adherence, and the WHOQOL-BREF for quality of life. The Kruskal-Wallis H test was used to measure the association between the scales of quality of life and the classification of treatment adherence.

Results

The lowest scores were present in the self-assessment domain and the highest were found in the social domain. Individuals with extreme adherence to antihypertensive treatment showed higher scores in assessment of quality of life compared to individuals classified as extreme non-adherence to antihypertensive treatment.

Conclusion

The association between quality of life and medication adherence in hypertensive patients was not predictive. The hypertensive subjects with high medication adherence showed the best scores of quality of life, and the worst scores were presented by individuals classified as extreme non-adherence and as borderline to total non-adherence.

Palavras-chave : Primary care nursing; Quality of life; Hypertension; Blood pressure; Medication adherence.

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