Creencias en síntomas y adherencia al tratamiento farmacológico en pacientes con hipertensión

International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology (Impact Factor: 2.79). 01/2007; 7.
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El presente estudio analítico-transversal tiene como objetivo analizar el impacto de las creencias en síntomas relacionados con la elevación de la tensión arterial, sobre la adherencia al tratamiento en pacientes hipertensos. Participaron en el estudio 163 pacientes hipertensos con tratamiento farmacológico. Se evaluó tanto la presencia de creencias en forma de síntomas asociados a la tensión arterial, como la adherencia de los pacientes al tratamiento farmacológico prescrito. Los resultados indican una fuerte asociación entre informes de creencias en forma de síntomas e informes de falta de adherencia. Se discute la importancia de estos datos por cuanto entre las variables asociadas a la ruptura de la adherencia al tratamiento en pacientes hipertensos no se incluye la presencia de creencias en forma de síntomas asociados a la tensión arterial, y la necesidad de incorporar su evaluación a los protocolos de control de la adherencia en esta enfermedad crónica.

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