Promoting Treatment Adherence provides health care providers with a comprehensive set of information and strategies for understanding and promoting treatment adherence across a wide range of treatment types and clinical populations. The information is presented in a practical how-to manner, and is intended as a resource that practitioners can draw from to improve skills in promoting treatment adherence. 

Adherence to Hypertension Treatments

Adherence to hypertension treatments
Barry L.Carter

Blood pressure (BP) control in the United States has improved over the past 30 years; however, only 34% of patients with hypertension have BP controlled below 140/90 mmHg (Chobanian et al., 2003). Furthermore, BP control is even more difficult to achieve in patients with diabetes, renal insufficiency, or congestive heart failure (CHF) where there are more aggressive BP goals (<130/80 mmHg) (Chobanian et al., 2003). There is major concern that the prevalence of stroke, CHF, and end-stage renal disease is increasing due, in part, to poorly controlled BP. Clinical trials (efficacy studies) have demonstrated that BP can be controlled in 70% to 80% of patients when there is close follow-up and forced drug titration (Black et al., ...

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