Title

The relationship between disease knowledge and medication adherence among patients with lifestyle-related diseases of De La Salle University Medical Center

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Hypertension, Lifestyle, Medication Adherence

Abstract

The study design was analytical cross-sectional. Using purposive sampling, a total of 40 patients, both males and females, aged between 45-64 years old diagnosed with a lifestyle-related disease and currently taking a prescribed oral medication regimen limited to only two to three pills per day were included in the study. A self-administered questionnaire was utilized to collect data and data was analysed using p-value. The study concluded that there was no relationship between disease knowledge and medication adherence among patients with lifestyle-related diseases of the OPD of DLSUMC, In addition, results of this study suggested that socioeconomic status may determine a patient's medication adherence.

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