School of Medicine - Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Doctor of Medicine
Uncontrolled blood pressure carries high morbidity and mortality risks which not only affects the patient but also cripples the healthcare system because of increased healthcare cost. Patients' non-adherence to antihypertensive medications remains a persistent problem globally. On the same note, blood pressure monitoring is also an important aspect in the treatment process because it helps the healthcare provider determine whether the medications are working. This is a quasi-experimental study aimed to determine the effect of progress feedback interactions on the medication adherence and the regularity of blood pressure monitoring among hypertensive individuals in Barangay Goaw, Zamboanga del Norte. The study involved 96 respondents, with 48 individuals per group, who are diagnosed with hypertension with no previous history of cerebrovascular disease. The respondents were selected through convenience sampling. The data in control and intervention group were collected from hypertensive individuals aged 18 years old and above (N=96) from two selected barangays in the Municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. The intervention was provision of progress feedback interactions by the barangay health workers once every month for three consecutive months to the identified hypertensive individuals. Two post intervention evaluations were done with one-month interval. The medication adherence was measured using a selected objective and subjective evaluation tool, while blood pressure monitoring card (BPMC) was used to measure the regularity in blood pressure monitoring. McNemar's test was used to analyze the data. The results showed the intervention significantly improved the medication adherence and the regularity in blood pressure monitoring among hypertensive individuals.