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

Wenru Wang, Ying Lau, Aloysius Loo, Aloysius Chow, David Thompson

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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 (?= .118, p= .017), with a low level of education (?= .128, p= .01), who had more than one other common disease (?= .120, p= .015), were on long-term medication (?= .221, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278 - 283
Number of pages6
JournalHeart and Lung
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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