Can we recognize the patient’s willingness to abide by the physician’s advice?

Authors: J. Gajdošík;  M. Kriška
Authors‘ workplace: Ambulancia praktického lekára, Nové Zámky, Slovenská republika
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2005; 85(2): 108-112
Category: General Medicine


Cardiovascular diseases are permanently in the center of the physician’s attention. The main problem is arterial hypertension, which belongs to the most frequent diseases. There are some points necessary for successful treatment: the physician’s approach, the patient’s willingness to abide by the physician’s advice, mode of regimen, pharmacotherapy. With regard to the situation in cardiovascular diseases it is necessary to establish the factors influencing the patient’s compliance. This is the base of health care for patients with hypertension and it is a prerequisite for improving health care quality with minimal expenses. In our work we would like to find answers to some of the unanswered questions regarding compliance to therapy in arterial hypertension.

Key words:
arterial hypertension – compliance – health education.

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