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Implications for practice and research
Health professionals should assess the accuracy of patients and families beliefs about hypertension and the effectiveness of medications as a way to control blood pressure.
Future large-scale studies could examine the potential of demographic factors (social network characteristics and age) and illness perceptions as predictors of medication adherence.
Medication adherence is commonplace with around 40–45% of patients prescribed cardiovascular therapies classified as non-adherent.1 ,2 Patients choose how they self-manage their medications and a range of factors can influence medicine management behaviour such as: individual patient characteristics; medication regimen; features of the health condition and healthcare delivery. …
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