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Prevalence and Associated Factors of Adherence to Antihypertensive Drugs Among Patients with Hypertension at Arba Minch General Hospital, Gamo Gofa Zone, South West Ethiopia, Cross Sectional Study

Yilima Chisha1, Biruk Wogayehu2* & Tamrat Toma3

1Department of Public Health, Arbaminch University, Arbaminch, Ethiopia
2Department of Pharmacy, Arbaminch College of Health Sciences, Arbaminch, Ethiopia
3Department of Medicine, Arba Minch University, Arbaminch, Ethiopia

Dr. Biruk Wogayehu, Department of Pharmacy, Arbaminch College of Health Sciences, Arbaminch, Ethiopia.

Keywords: Adherence; Anti-Hypertensive; Gamo Gofa Zone; South West; Ethiopia

Abstract

Background
Hypertension is an overwhelming global challenge with high morbidity and mortality rate. Analysis of the global burden of hypertension revealed that over 25% of the world’s adult population had hypertension in 2000, and the proportion is expected to increase to 29% by 2025. The prevention and control of high blood pressure has not received due attention in many developing countries. Adherence to therapies is a primary determinant of treatment success. Poor adherence attenuates optimum clinical benefits and therefore reduces the overall effectiveness of health systems.
Objective
To determine prevalence and associated factors of adherence to antihypertensive drugs among hypertensive patients at Arbaminch general Hospital, Ethiopia, 2017 GC.

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