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Commentary on: Rashidi, A., Kaistha, P., Whitehead, L. et al. (2020) Factors that influence adherence to treatment plans amongst people living with cardiovascular disease: A review of published qualitative research studies. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 110, 103727.
Implications for practice and research
Following treatment plans is essential for best outcomes—nurses must understand how and why patients choose to conform with treatment so they can support adherence.
Further research is needed to highlight factors from both healthcare professional and patient/relatives’ perspectives to encourage concordance.
Adherence to cardioprotective treatment and lifestyle modification are crucial to reduce future cardiovascular complications, rehospitalisation and death; as well as to improve patient quality of life.1 Numerous studies have reviewed medication adherence, while research on factors that influence medication adherence and treatment plans is scarce. …
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