[The evaluation of hypertensive patients' adherence to the pharmacological treatment of hypertension]

Wiad Lek. 1999;52(11-12):573-80.
[Article in Polish]


Evaluation of patients' compliance is very important considering possible influence on the effectiveness of antihypertensive treatment. The adherence to the rules of pharmacological therapy was assessed by anonymous questionnaires. 414 patients with hypertension participated in the study. Non-compliance is one of the commonest therapeutic problems. Forgetting is the most frequent reason of irregular administration of medicine.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Compliance*


  • Antihypertensive Agents