Open Access Research Article Article ID: ACH-5-121

    Medication adherence and its associated factors among hypertensive patients in a tertiary health facility in Minna, North Central Nigeria

    Mohammed Ndagi Usman*, Mohammad Danjuma Umar, Fatima Auwal Idris and Yusuf Abdullahi

    Background: Poor adherence to anti-hypertensive medications has caused increased cardiovascular risk and death. Nigerians have been shown to have a worse prognosis from hypertension, poor blood pressure control, and increased risk of complications arising from poor adherence to anti-hypertension medication.

     Objective: The objective of this study was to assess anti-hypertensive medication adherence and associated factors among hypertensive patients attending a tertiary health facility in Niger State, Nigeria

    Method: A hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted by administering Morisky medication adherence questionnaire to 237 study participants between February and May 2018. 

    Result: The overall adherence of participants to medication was 39.2% (n=237). Medication adherence was higher in younger participants (74.2%) and among females (52.7%). Similarly, adherence was more among those who took ≥3 pills (73.1%) and those who received pharmacist counseling (82.8%).

    Conclusion: A low adherence level was observed in the study which needs to be recognized and improved through general adherence advocacy.


    Published on: May 16, 2019 Pages: 3-7

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ach.000021
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