Title
Barriers to medication adherence among women living in rural areas suffering from hypertension : the case of Dikgale-communities Barriers to medication adherence among women living in rural areas suffering from hypertension : the case of Dikgale-communities
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Philosophy
Source (journal)
Studies on Ethno-Medicine
Volume/pages
10(2016) :1 , p. 76-84
ISSN
0973-5070
ISI
000373654300012
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Poor adherence to antihypertensive medications remains a significant challenge in the management of hypertension among women living in rural areas. The objective of the study was to assess the reasons of non-adherence in women suffering from hypertension. The researchers used a qualitative exploratory research design to conduct the study. A purposive sampling technique was used to select fifty (50) Black African women who participated in five (5) focus group interviews. The NVivo program was used to manage and organize the qualitative data. The study revealed that inadequate health literacy, financial constraints, forgetfulness and cultural differences are some of the barriers that prevent women from adhering to antihypertensive medication. Health promotion activities to empower women to become more proactive about their health needs and care should not be underestimated. As a result, they will be more likely to comply with their treatment, which will make them healthier in the long run.
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