Medication adherence and its associated factors among Chinese community-dwelling older adults with hypertension

Wang, Wenru, Lau, Ying, Loo, Aloysius, Chow, Aloysius and Thompson, David (2014) Medication adherence and its associated factors among Chinese community-dwelling older adults with hypertension. Heart and Lung, 43 4: 278-283. doi:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.05.001

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Author Wang, Wenru
Lau, Ying
Loo, Aloysius
Chow, Aloysius
Thompson, David
Title Medication adherence and its associated factors among Chinese community-dwelling older adults with hypertension
Journal name Heart and Lung   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0147-9563
1527-3288
Publication date 2014-07-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.05.001
Volume 43
Issue 4
Start page 278
End page 283
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Mosby
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To investigate the factors that influence medication adherence in Chinese community-dwelling older adults with hypertension.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with a convenience sample of 382 older adults with hypertension recruited from six health centers in Macao, China. Chinese versions of the Morisky 4-Item Self-Report Measure of Medication-Taking Behavior, Fear of Intimacy with Helping Professionals scale and Exercise of Self-care Agency scale were administered to participants.

Results: Participants older than 65 years (β = .118, p = .017), with a low level of education (β = .128, p = .01), who had more than one other common disease (β = .120, p = .015), were on long-term medication (β = .221, p < .001) and who reported higher self-care (β = .188, p = .001), had better medication adherence.

Conclusions: Health care professionals should consider these factors when planning medication regimens for Chinese older adults with hypertension, to enhance medication adherence and improve patient outcomes.
Keyword Older adults
Community-dwelling
Chinese
Hypertensio
Medication adherence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 22 May 2014.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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