Perception of hypertensive patients about their non-adherence to the use of medication

  • Nadia Sanches Marin Universidade de Marília
  • Mariana Fonseca dos Santos Universidade de Marília
  • André dos Santos Moro Universidade de Marília

Abstract

This qualitative study aims to analyze the perception of patients with hypertension on their non-adherence to medication. 13 participants were interviewed, classified as non-adherent.The analysis was performed using the technique of thematic content analysis. Data points to contradictions in the approach of what is being adherent or not, the difficulty of adhering to the use of medication due to lifestyle habits, that forgetting is understood as a justification for non-compliance, and reinforces factors that hinder such practice, such as the use of many drugs, the presence of signs and symptoms and changes in daily routine. With complex conditions that involve non-adherence to treatment and the current context of the predominance of chronic diseases, it is essential to invest in innovative strategies of care for such people.

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Published
2016-06-01
How to Cite
Marin, N., Santos, M., & Moro, A. (2016). Perception of hypertensive patients about their non-adherence to the use of medication . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 50(spe), 61-67. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420160000300009
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Original Article