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JCDR. 2021; 12(3): 2271-2276


PREVALENCE OF RESISTANT HYPERTENSION PATIENTS IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Annie Caroline P Vaishnavi P Karthik G Akash.T Divya Bharthi.R Catherin Monica.V Ajith Kumar.S Fadil Shihab.K2.


Abstract

Hypertension is highly prevalent in India but frequency of resistant hypertension has not been
well studied. These patients are prone to high risk of hypertensive complications. The objective of our study was to
evaluate the prevalence of resistant hypertension patients among the hypertensive population.
METHODS: The study was carried out among the hypertensive patients in tertiary care hospital in India. Patient
data, characteristics and class of drugs taking was recorded using a pre-coded questionnaire. Morisky questionnaire
were used to assess the self medication adherence. Chi-square test for association was used to analyse the statistical
difference between the hypertensive and resistant hypertension patients and related variables.

Key words: Adherence, Co-Morbities, Hypertension, Medications, Resistant Hypertension






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