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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155895
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gender Differences in Medication Adherence Among Patients with Hypertension
Abstract:
Gender Differences in Medication Adherence Among Patients with Hypertension
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Chen, Shiah-Lian, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Hungkuang University
Title:Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine gender differences in adherence behavior in patients with hypertension in a Chinese cultural context with respect to illness perception.
Methods:  The longitudinal and correlational design with a purposive sampling was conducted at the cardiovascular clinics of a teaching hospital in central Taiwan. A total of 123 patients completed questionnaires including Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised and Profile of Mood States at baseline, 6 months and one year?s follow-up. Data is analyzed using  using generalized estimating equations (GEE) with STATA SE 9.0.
Results:  Male constituted 63% of the sample. Male patients is more adherent to medication recommendation than female (t=2.41, p<0.01). The factors affecting female patients' adherence to medication were age, personal control, balance causality, and the POMS score. Factors affecting male patients' adherence were age, systolic blood pressure, identity (including symptoms related to hypertension, prediction of high blood pressure), time-cyclic, emotional representations, and balance casality.
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that a gender difference in factors affecting patient adherence to medication was noted. Understanding patients? lay views on medication adherence from a perspective of gender differences allows health professionals providing effective interventions for better adherence to therapeutic regimens.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGender Differences in Medication Adherence Among Patients with Hypertensionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155895-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gender Differences in Medication Adherence Among Patients with Hypertension</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Shiah-Lian, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hungkuang University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shiah90@sunrise.hk.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;The aim of this study was to examine gender differences in adherence behavior in patients with hypertension in a Chinese cultural context with respect to illness perception. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;The longitudinal and correlational design with a purposive sampling was conducted at the cardiovascular clinics of a teaching hospital in central Taiwan. A total of 123 patients completed questionnaires including Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised and Profile of Mood States at baseline, 6 months and one year?s follow-up. Data is analyzed using&nbsp;&nbsp;using generalized estimating equations (GEE) with STATA SE 9.0. <br/>Results:&nbsp;&nbsp;Male constituted 63% of the sample. Male patients is more adherent to medication recommendation than female (t=2.41, p&lt;0.01). The factors affecting female patients' adherence to medication were age, personal control,&nbsp;balance causality, and the POMS score.&nbsp;Factors affecting male patients' adherence were&nbsp;age, systolic blood pressure, identity (including symptoms related to hypertension,&nbsp;prediction of high blood pressure), time-cyclic,&nbsp;emotional representations, and balance casality. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;Our findings suggest that a gender difference in factors affecting patient adherence to medication was noted. Understanding patients? lay views on medication adherence from a perspective of gender differences&nbsp;allows health professionals providing effective interventions for better adherence to therapeutic regimens.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:15:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:15:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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