- Sep 14, 2015
Healthcare Research: Patient perspectives
What inhibits and supports adherence to hypertension treatment among insured patients in rural nigeria?
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Universal healthcare coverage has been identified as a promising strategy for improving treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, even when quality care is accessible, poor adherence can compromise treatment outcomes. This study explores the perceptions on treatment adherence of low-income patients receiving hypertension care in the context of a community-based health insurance program in rural Nigeria. We document both barriers and facilitators for drug treatment adherence and for healthy behaviour.