The Relationship Between Knowledge and Medication Adherence in Hypertensive Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study in Gunung Putri Hospital Purwakarta
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- Hypertension; Knowledge; Medication adherence
Hypertension is a global health problem that can cause death or is commonly called the Silent Killer. According to Riskesdas 2013 and 2018, the prevalence of hypertension is relatively high, increasing 8.3% and 25.8% to 34.1%, respectively. Hypertension is found in 12.54% of the population in Purwakarta. The effectiveness of treatment determines the prevalence of hypertension. One of the primary factors contributing to effective treatment is medication adherence. Patients’ knowledge of hypertension is a determinant of good compliance. The higher the knowledge, the higher the level of medication adherence. A patient’s knowledge includes understanding the causes and symptoms of the disease and its effects if not taking medication correctly. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between hypertension knowledge and medication adherence in Gunung Putri Hospital Purwakarta. The method used in this study was a cross-sectional study using a hypertension knowledge questionnaire and the modified Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8). A consecutive sample was used as a sampling method that involved distributing the study questionnaire to hypertensive patients that fulfill the inclusion criteria. To measure the association between knowledge and medication adherence using the chi-square test. Out of the 206 respondents, 128 respondents (62.1%) have a good level of knowledge. One hundred and eighty-four respondents (89.3%) do not comply with medication. There was a positive correlation between knowledge and medication adherence in hypertensive patients in Gunung Putri Hospital Purwakarta (p=0.009).
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TY - CONF AU - Deitra Rifqah Oktaviani AU - Shirly Gunawan PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/01 TI - The Relationship Between Knowledge and Medication Adherence in Hypertensive Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study in Gunung Putri Hospital Purwakarta BT - Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 73 EP - 77 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.014 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.014 ID - Oktaviani2021 ER -