Change of hypertension treatment scheme in outpatient care at specialized cardiologic institution, and factors associated with the change of antihypertension therapy

Compliance to the recommended treatment strategy is a significant component of adherence to antihypertension therapy (AT) that is associated with treatment efficacy and economical benefits. Aim. To study the scheme of drug therapy in patients with arterial hypertension (AH), first time requested cardiological assessment, during 6 month since the moment of the admittance with the assessment of factors associated with the treatment scheme. Material and methods. The study done in 2 stages. First stage was focused on the selection of patients who first time presented at one of the district cardiodispensaries in Moscow (CD) among those with AH, from January to December. The expert charts were completed according to the source documents (n=1766). Second stage was focused on the phone survey in 6 months after primary admittance (n=1419). Results. Analysis of AT compliance showed that the patients in specialized cardiological institution have low level of adherence to physicians’ recommendations on the treatment scheme; in 6 months only 25, 1% continued taking recommended drugs. More than a half (52, 4%) of those who changed treatment scheme, done in on their own, without physician assessment. One of the reasons was distrust to physician’s recommendations (48, 6%). Probability of the change of cardiologistrecommended AT was significantly related to the factors as an opportunity to get the drugs by discount rate (as incentives) (OR 2, 4), coronary heart disease (OR 2, 0), hypertension for less than 5 years (OR 1, 5), hypertensive crises (OR 1, 9), intake of three and more cardiovascular drugs (OR 2, 4) and the absence of drug combinations in the scheme (OR 1, 4). Conclusion. Patients of the specialized cardiological institution have low level of physician recommendations adherence by the 6-month scheme of treatment, they correct their treatment themselves, and the motivation for the scheme change their name distrust to the treating physician. © Russian Journal of Cardiology.

Kontsevaya A.V.1 , Romanenko T.S.1 , Vygodin V.A.1 , Fitilev S.B.2
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  • 1 FSBI SSRC PM of the Healthcare Ministry, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 2 SEI HPE PFUR, Moscow, Russian Federation
Arterial hypertension; Change of treatment; Treatment adherence
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