Assessment Of Health Providers And Patients' Comunication On Adherence To Hypertension Treatment

Show simple item record Diallo, D. 2020-06-29T10:37:55Z 2020-06-29T10:37:55Z 2017-07
dc.description MPH en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction Non-adherence to hypertension medications is a major cause of uncontrolled blood pressure which increases the risk of patients to develop complications. Good health provider and patient relationship is an important indicator of effective health care service delivery which can influence patients' adherence to medications. Little information is available on adherence to treatment among patients attending primary health care clinics such in district hospital and health provider and patient communication on medications adherence affect patients' medications behaviour in Ghana. Objective: this study sought to assess patients' perceptions of health providers' communication on adherence to hypertension treatment at Apam Catholic Hospital in Gomoa West. Method: The study was a cross sectional study. The MMAS 8 items was used to determined patients’ adherence to medications and a modified Interpersonal Processes of Care 29 items survey was used to assess patients’ perceptions of health providers communication. A consecutive sampling method was used to interview 307 hypertensive patients attending the OPD on daily basis from May to June 2017. Patients' adherence scores were dichotomized into optimal adherence and suboptimal adherence, (score <8). Each IPe scores were dichotomized into good IPC and poor IPC. Person's chi square test was conducted to determine the relationship between patients' characteristics; the IPC subscales scores and adherence type (optimal or suboptimal). Logistic regression was performed to test the strength of these associations (p ::;0.005) Results: the proportion of patients with optimal adherence was 56.7%, among patient’s sociodemographic characteristics and medical background, patients' age and the number of pills taking were significantly associated with adherence (p< 0.005). Overall good IPC's scores range from 58% to 100%. A statistically significant relationship was reported between the scale "worked together" and adherence (p <0.005). Conclusion: the proportion of adherence was low. The study found a significant relationship between the 'patients centered decision making'" and adherence. Patients and health provider collaboration on patient treatment is capital to enhance patient adherence to hypertension treatment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject Communication en_US
dc.subject Health Providers en_US
dc.subject Patients en_US
dc.subject Hypertension en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Assessment Of Health Providers And Patients' Comunication On Adherence To Hypertension Treatment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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