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Adult nursing
Dynamics of patient adherence with their cardiovascular treatment plans
  1. Sharifa Al ZadJali,
  2. Amanda J Lee
  1. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull Faculty of Health and Social Care, Hull, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amanda J Lee, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull Faculty of Health and Social Care, Hull HU6 7RX, UK; A.J.Lee{at}hull.ac.uk

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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.

Context

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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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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