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Determinants of patient compliance and clinical response in general-practice treatment of hypertension


Peterson, GM and McLean, S, Determinants of patient compliance and clinical response in general-practice treatment of hypertension, Medical Journal of Australia, 2, (5) pp. 230-2. ISSN 0025-729X (1982) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.1982.tb124346.x


Self-reported compliance, its relationship with clinical response, and possible determinants of each were examined in 154 general-practice patients who were treated for hypertension. Patient compliance and therapeutic response were highly correlated. Multivariate analyses supported the proposal that (a) relative body weight, drug regimen complexity, and concern at the time of diagnosis were independently influencing patient compliance; (b) compliance was contributing to blood pressure control; and (c) compliance and blood pressure control were each contributing to a lack of concern about hypertension and its risks. Prescribing simple drug regimens, and intentionally increasing the patient's concern at the time of diagnosis may be useful methods to promote compliance with antihypertensive therapy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
UTAS Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
UTAS Author:McLean, S (Professor Stuart McLean)
ID Code:111033
Year Published:1982
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:College Office - CHM
Deposited On:2016-08-26
Last Modified:2016-08-26

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