FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ADHERENCE TO MEDICATIONS, DIET AND SELF-MONITORING IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE
Objectives: Adherence to treatment and lifestyle changes is necessary for patients with heart failure. The objective of this study was to determine the factors associated with adherence to medications, diet, and self-monitoring of patients with heart failure.
Methodology: This research was conducted as a descriptive cross-sectional study. The data were collected using the patient information form and beliefs and compliance scales for patients with chronic heart failure.
Results: The average age of patients was 68.75±12.54. While the medication adherence barrier scores of the patients were slightly higher (21.53±0.32), the diet adherence benefit scores of the patients were slightly higher (20.67±0.40), and self-monitoring adherence barrier scores of the patients were higher (34.55±0.29).
Conclusion: Identifying barriers or benefits of medication and dietary adherence may improve self-care behaviours in patients with HF. In clinics, it may be useful to provide training about potential barriers perceived by patients.
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