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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1990;11(1):1-8.
Published online January 1, 1990.
고혈압 환자의 치료순응도에 관한 연구 (A Study of Compliance on Antihypertensive Treatment)
윤방부(Youn Bang Bu),이혜리(Lee Hye Ree),김철수(Chul Soo Kim),연형흠(Hyoung Hum Yon),조주연(Cho Choo Yon)
연세대학교의과대학 가정의학교실
Hypertension is not only a freguent disease entity, but is a main predisposing and etiologic factor of cerebrovascular disease and coronary artery disease.
But, in many instances, patient with hypertension does not realize they have hypertension due to its indistinct clinical features, and even after diagnosis, many patients do not receive treatment, and some who are treated still have elevated blood pressure.
In order to maintain Patient's health, Studies on obstacles in blood pressure control and Patient Compliance were necessary.
There fore, a questionnaire Concerning physicians, proposed to 128 hypertensive patients in 4 hospitals from Sep. 1988 to Oct, 1988. Following results were obtained.
1. The main obstacles to hypertension control by Patients were "absence of Symptom" and "difficulty in weight control".
2. Even those patient who are in medication at hospital, they did not recieve appropriate treatment.
3. Compliance to treatment was low in patients who are less educated, lower income than 300,000 won per month, those exposed more than 3 years and thoses who drinks alcohol.
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