TITLE

Lay perspectives on hypertension and drug adherence: systematic review of qualitative research

AUTHOR(S)
Marshall, Iain J.; Wolfe, Charles D. A.; Mckevitt, Christopher
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;7/28/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7867, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes a systematic review of qualitative research that examines the effect of patients' understanding about hypertension on their drug adherence. Participants from different countries and ethnic groups perceived that hypertension was caused by stress and produced symptoms and many reduced or stopped treatment in response to a reduction in symptoms or stress. The review found no evidence of differences in understanding between ethnic, cultural or geographical groups.
ACCESSION #
79632489

 

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