|Title:||Characteristics and factors associated with antihypertensive medication use in patients attending peruvian health facilities|
|Authors:||Mejia, Christian R.|
Failoc-Rojas, Virgilio E.
Aspajo, Antonio J.
Galileo Leandro, Jesús
Cordova-De La Cruz, Jhomar
Charri, Julio C.
Garcia-Auqui, Kevin E.
Gabriela Coronel-Chucos, Lelis
Delia Justo-Pinto, Luz
Stefanie Mamani-Apaza, Marisol
Aron Paz-Campos, Neil
|Bibliographic citation:||Mejia, C., Failoc, V., So, E., Cervantes, C., Aspajo, A., Leandro, J., Cordova, J. Charri, J., Garcia, K., Coronel, L., Justo, L., Mamani, M., Paz, N., Correa, R. (2017). Characteristics and factors associated with antihypertensive medication use in patients attending peruvian health facilities. Cureus, 9(02). 10.7759/cureus.1011|
|Abstract:||Introduction Hypertension is a very common disease worldwide, and medication is needed to prevent its short-term and long-term complications. Our objective was to determine the characteristics and factors associated with antihypertensive medication use in patients attending Peruvian health facilities. Materials & Methods We performed a multicenter, cross-sectional study with secondary data. We obtained self-reported antihypertensive medication from patients attending health facilities in 10 departments of Peru. We looked for associations of the antihypertensive treatment according to sociopathological factors and obtained p values using generalized linear models. Results Of the 894 patients with hypertension, 61% (547) were women and 60% (503) were on antihypertensive treatment, of which 82% (389) had monotherapy and 52% (258) had recently taken their medication. Antihypertensive treatment was positively correlated with the patient's age (adjusted prevalence ratio [aPR]: 1.01; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.007 to 1.017; p value < 0.001), diabetes (aPR: 1.31; 95% CI: 1.11 to 1.55; p value = 0.001) and cardiovascular disease (aPR: 1.38; 95% CI: 1.26 to 1.51; p value < 0.001). Conversely, the frequency of antihypertensive treatment decreases with physical activity (aPR: 0.80; 95% CI: 0.70 to 0.92; p value = 0.001). Conclusion Patients who have comorbidities and advanced age are more likely to be on antihypertensive treatment. In contrast, patients with increased physical activity have a lower frequency of antihypertensive treatment. It is important to consider these factors for future preventive programs and to improve therapeutic compliance.|
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