Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Int J Hypertens

ISSN

2090-0384

Volume

2018

First Page

4701097

Last Page

4701097

PubMed ID

30018819

Publisher

Hindawi Limited

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

Comments

Originally published as : Obirikorang, Y., Obirikorang, C., Acheampong, E., Odame Anto, E., Gyamfi, D., Philip Segbefia, S., . . . Amoah, B. (2018). Predictors of noncompliance to antihypertensive therapy among hypertensive patients ghana: Application of health belief model. International Journal of Hypertension, 201. Article can be found here

Abstract

This study determined noncompliance to antihypertensive therapy (AHT) and its associated factors in a Ghanaian population by using the health belief model (HBM). This descriptive cross-sectional study conducted at Kintampo Municipality in Ghana recruited a total of 678 hypertensive patients. The questionnaire constituted information regarding sociodemographics, a five-Likert type HBM questionnaire, and lifestyle-related factors. The rate of noncompliance to AHT in this study was 58.6%. The mean age (SD) of the participants was 43.5 (±5.2) years and median duration of hypertension was 2 years. Overall, the five HBM constructs explained 31.7% of the variance in noncompliance to AHT with a prediction accuracy of 77.5%, after adjusting for age, gender, and duration of condition. Higher levels of perceived benefits of using medicine [aOR=0.55(0.36-0.82),p=0.0001] and cue to actions [aOR=0.59(0.38-0.90),p=0.0008] were significantly associated with reduced noncompliance while perceived susceptibility [aOR=3.05(2.20-6.25), p

DOI

10.1155/2018/4701097

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