Patient compliance during drug therapy for hypertension

Dennis Eugene Daniels, The University of Texas School of Public Health


A retrospective study has been conducted examining the relationship between patient compliance and race among diagnosed hypertensives in NHANES II 1976-1980. The study includes the review/analysis of 403 blacks and 2,011 nonblacks. Patient compliance was measured using the frequency that patients took their hypertensive medication. A statistically significant trend of increasing compliance as age increased was found (p =.000) in blacks, nonblacks, and the study group. The number of times a person spoke with a doctor about high blood pressure was found to be statistically significant (p ==.000) in nonblacks and the study group.

Subject Area

Public health|Surgery

Recommended Citation

Daniels, Dennis Eugene, "Patient compliance during drug therapy for hypertension" (1990). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI9109974.