J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2012 Jun;23(2):189-200. 10.12799/jkachn.2012.23.2.189.

Factors Influencing the Stages of Change in Medication Adherence in Patients with Hypertension

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Nursing Science, College of Health Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Kyungbok University, Pocheon, Korea. kso6210@nate.com
  • 3College of Nursing, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with the stages of change in medication adherence in patients with hypertension.
METHODS
Participants were 323 patients with hypertension. Sociodemographic/medication-related characteristics, stages of change, processes of change, self efficacy and decisional balance were self-administered.
RESULTS
Stages of change were significantly different according to gender, age, job and living arrangement. A multinominal logistic regression analysis has revealed that gender, age, living arrangement, self-liberation, and self-efficacy were significantly associated with the precontemplation stage. Age and self-liberation were significantly associated with the contemplation stage. Gender, age, living arrangement, and self-liberation were significantly associated with the preparation stage. Gender and helping relationship were significantly associated with the action stage. This model explained 52.0% of the stages of change in medication adherence.
CONCLUSION
The tailored intervention strategies based on the stages of change may be needed for improving medication adherence in patients with hypertension.

Keyword

Hypertension; Medication adherence
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