Title

Factors affecting the adherence of patients with hypercholesterolemia to prescribed diet and physical exercise in De La Salle University Medical Center

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Hypercholesterolemia, Diet, Physical Fitness

Abstract

This study was conducted in the Out-Patient Department of De La Salle University Medical Center. It utilized the descriptive research type using quantitative analytical method. The total number of respondents were eighty (80) individuals, 40 equally from each gender who were diagnosed as patients that have hypercholesterolemia and were chosen using convenience sampling. An adapted-modified questionnaire was utilized. Data was analysed using percentage, mean, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and f-test. Most of the respondents were 46-55 years old, married, earning Php10,001-20,000 per month, and college graduate. The patients with hypercholesterolemia adhered more to the treatment regimen because they were aware of the possible consequences that they might experience when they do not follow their physician’s advise. There were no significant differences in the factors affecting the adherence of patients with hypercholesterolemia to prescribed diet and physical exercise when they were grouped into age, gender and marital status. Results revealed that the factors affecting the adherence of patients with hypercholesterolemia to prescribed diet and physical exercise were only significantly affected by monthly income and educational attainment.

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