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Title:

Perceived Health Status and Pharmacological Adherence of Patients who Underwent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Author(s):

Coellho M, Arantes Costa EC, Richter VC, Dessotte CAM, Ciol MA, Schmidt A, Dantas RAS, Rossi LA, Furuya RK

Year:

2013

Publication Info:

Revista Gaúcha Enfermagem, 34(3):86-94

Abstract:

The objectives of this study were to evaluate the perceived health status and pharmacological adherence, and to verify the correlation between these measures in patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention, after hospital discharge. It was a cross-sectional study carried out from May 2011 to July 2012. The instruments used were: SF-86 and Measurement of Adherence to Treatment, with 101 patients, 54 (53.5%) of which were men; average age of 59.5 +/- 10.3; and 32 (32.7%) with previous cardiac treatment. All study participants were using antihypertensive drugs; the majority 99 (98%) used antiplatelet drugs; 98 (97%) used cholesterol reducers, and 59 (58.4%) used coronary vasodilators. The average number of drugs used was 6.8 +/- 2.1. Pharmacological adherence was observed in 98 (97%) patients. The participants presented best perceived health status in Social Functioning and Physical Functioning. Positive correlations of moderate magnitude were found between measurements of pharmacological adherence and Physical Functioning, General Health and Social Functioning. There was correlation between pharmacological adherence and perceived health status.
PMID:24344589

Link to Article:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24344589


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