All Title Author
Keywords Abstract

Publish in OALib Journal
ISSN: 2333-9721
APC: Only $99


Relative Articles

Determinants of Medication Adherence to Antihypertensive Medications among a Chinese Population Using Morisky Medication Adherence Scale

Validation of the 8-Item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale in Chronically Ill Ambulatory Patients in Rural Greece

Rela??o entre a Escala de Ades?o Terapêutica de oito itens de Morisky (MMAS-8) e o controle da press?o arterial

Desenvolvimento e valida??o de questionário multidimensional para medir n?o-ades?o ao tratamento com medicamentos

Factors associated with adherence to antihypertensive treatment in a primary care unit Factores asociados con la adhesión al tratamiento antihipertensivo en unidad de salud Fatores associados à ades o ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo em unidade básica de saúde

A influência do acompanhamento farmacoterapêutico na ades o à terapia anti-hipertensiva e no grau de satisfa o do paciente

Teste de complementa o de letras: estímulos para uso no Brasil

Pacientes em uso de quimioterápicos: depress o e ades o ao tratamento Pacientes en uso de quimioterápicos: depresión y adhesión al tratamiento Patients on chemotherapy: depression and adherence to treatment


Teste de respira o para avaliar a qualidade fisiológica de sementes de girassol Assessing the physiological quality of sunflower seed lots from respiration test


Teste de Morisky-Green e Brief Medication Questionnaire para avaliar ades?o a medicamentos

DOI: 10.1590/S0034-89102012005000013

Keywords: hypertension, therapy, antihypertensive agents, therapeutic use, medication adherence, questionnaires, utilization, sensitivity and specificity, reproducibility of results.

Full-Text   Cite this paper   Add to My Lib


objective: to analyze the reliability and performance of the portuguese version of questionnaires used to evaluate adherence to hypertensive treatment. methods: hypertensive patients attending a primary healthcare unit in porto alegre, southern brazil, from january to september 2010, were randomly selected (n = 206). to evaluate adherence, portuguese versions of the morisky-green test (mgt) and the brief medication questionnaire (bmq) were used. the analysis considered internal consistency, temporal stability and performance compared to three gold standards, which are: inadequate control of blood pressure (bp > 140/90 mmhg); insufficient rate of medication acquisition at the institution's pharmacy (<80%) and a combination of both factors. results: of the patients studied, 97 only used medications dispensed by the basic health unit. the tests showed good internal consistency by cronbach's α: bmq 0.66 (95%ci 0.60 to 0.73) and the mgt 0.73 (95%ci 0.67 to 0.79). the bmq regimen screen had a sensitivity of 77%, specificity of 58%, and an area under the roc curve of 0.70 (95%ci 0.55 to 0.86); for mgt sensitivity was 61%, specificity 36% and area under the roc curve 0.46 (95%ci 0.30 to 0.62). the correlation between the bmq and the mgt was r=0.28, p> 0.001. low adherence per the bmq is associated with higher blood pressure levels when compared to adherent patients (148.4 [sd 20.1] vs 128.8 [sd 17.8]; p <0.001), but not for the mgt. conclusions: the bmq showed better performance than the mgt, with greater sensitivity and specificity. evaluation of adherence may help clinicians discriminate between inadequate use of medication and insufficient treatment regimen.


comments powered by Disqus