Clinical Factors Associated with Medication Adherence

Clinical Factors Associated with Medication Adherence

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Introduction: Hypertension and diabetes are the two most common non-communicable diseases seen in outpatient clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa. Promoting medication adherence is a major clinical hurdle to be crossed in reducing the premature morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases. This study explored factors that predict medication adhe...

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... patients of high and medium adherence have higher mean age (58.17 and 56.21 years respectively) compared with those of low adherence (55.41 years). The clinical and drug related variables that were significantly associated with medication adherence were (Table 4); mode of payment for medical bill (p=0.03), disease complication (p<0.001), ...

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