Relationship of blood pressure self-monitoring, medication adherence, self-efficacy, stage of change, and blood pressure control among municipal workers with hypertension.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Uncontrolled blood pressure remains a major public health issue. Medication adherence is a key factor in blood pressure management; however, adherence behavior is not clearly understood and the most significant factors contributing to poor medication adherence and blood pressure control are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of self-monitoring of blood pressure, medication adherence, self-efficacy, stage of change, and blood pressure control among municipal workers with access to health insurance. Stage of change was a significant independent predictor of self-monitoring of blood pressure, but not blood pressure control. A strong relationship was found between medication adherence and medication adherence self-efficacy (r = .549, p < .05).
  • Keywords

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Hypertension, Logistic Models, Male, Medication Adherence, Middle Aged, Motivation, Multivariate Analysis, Occupational Health Nursing, Patient Education as Topic, Self Care, Self Efficacy, United States
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    Author List

  • Breaux-Shropshire TL; Brown KC; Pryor ER; Maples EH
  • Start Page

  • 303
  • End Page

  • 311
  • Volume

  • 60
  • Issue

  • 7