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Natl J Community Med. 2013; 4(4): 559-563

Factors Influencing Medication Adherence among Hypertensive Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra

Aarti M Nagarkar, Swapnil A Gadhave, Ishor Sharma, Ankita Choure, Donald Morisky.


"Background: Chronic illnesses require long term compliance to treatment for positive health outcome. Objectives of this study were (a) to translate and validate eight item Morisky Medical Adherence Scale (MMAS) and (b) to determine association between patient characteristics and medicine adherence in hypertension.
Methods: A Cross sectional study among 205 patients, attending medicine OPD in a district hospital, was conducted. Reliability and validity analysis of the translated scale was carried out. Chi square test was used to check associations.
Results: Translated scale showed fair reliability (? 0.635) and convergent validity (r=0.859; p

Key words: Hypertension, adherence, scale

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