The Knowledge of Blood Pressure Measurement Affecting Medication Adherence in Patients With Hypertension

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335355
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Full-text
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Presentation
Title:
The Knowledge of Blood Pressure Measurement Affecting Medication Adherence in Patients With Hypertension
Author(s):
Lin, Yu Fang; Chang, Chia-Chi; Tsai, Pei-Shan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Yu Fang Lin, BSN, vichy@tmu.edu.tw; Chia-Chi Chang, PhD, RN; Pei-Shan Tsai, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To determine whether a relationship existed between the knowledge of blood pressure measurement and adherence to medications among hypertensive patients. Methods: Data from a longitudinal study investigating the effect of 16-week self-blood-pressure monitoring intervention program among hypertensive patients. Subjects were recruited from outpatient clinics of a medical center and a community health service center. All participants completed the Knowledge of Blood Pressure Measurement Scale (KBPM scale) and the Health Behaviors Scale which consists of four subscales (i.e., diet control behavior, exercise behavior, scheduled appointments, and medication adherence). Descriptive statistics and multivariate linear regression were used for data analyses. Results: Two hundred and sixty respondents with mean age of 63.7 were enrolled. The average score of KBPM and medication adherence were 9.1 and 17.6, respectively. After adjusting for living area, female gender, age, educational level, and health behaviors, higher knowledge of blood pressure measurement was associated with better medication adherence (p< .01). Conclusion: The result of the current study suggests that the knowledge of blood pressure measurement is an independent predictor of adherence to medications in hypertensive patients. Further investigation into this relation is warranted.
Keywords:
Knowledge of Blood Pressure Measurement; Hypertension; Medication Adherence
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST176
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Knowledge of Blood Pressure Measurement Affecting Medication Adherence in Patients With Hypertensionen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Yu Fangen
dc.contributor.authorChang, Chia-Chien
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Pei-Shanen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsYu Fang Lin, BSN, vichy@tmu.edu.tw; Chia-Chi Chang, PhD, RN; Pei-Shan Tsai, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335355-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To determine whether a relationship existed between the knowledge of blood pressure measurement and adherence to medications among hypertensive patients. Methods: Data from a longitudinal study investigating the effect of 16-week self-blood-pressure monitoring intervention program among hypertensive patients. Subjects were recruited from outpatient clinics of a medical center and a community health service center. All participants completed the Knowledge of Blood Pressure Measurement Scale (KBPM scale) and the Health Behaviors Scale which consists of four subscales (i.e., diet control behavior, exercise behavior, scheduled appointments, and medication adherence). Descriptive statistics and multivariate linear regression were used for data analyses. Results: Two hundred and sixty respondents with mean age of 63.7 were enrolled. The average score of KBPM and medication adherence were 9.1 and 17.6, respectively. After adjusting for living area, female gender, age, educational level, and health behaviors, higher knowledge of blood pressure measurement was associated with better medication adherence (p< .01). Conclusion: The result of the current study suggests that the knowledge of blood pressure measurement is an independent predictor of adherence to medications in hypertensive patients. Further investigation into this relation is warranted.en
dc.subjectKnowledge of Blood Pressure Measurementen
dc.subjectHypertensionen
dc.subjectMedication Adherenceen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:50:27Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:50:27Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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