STATUS OF MEDICATION COMPLIANCE AMONG PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION: A GLOBAL CHALLENGE
Medication compliance among hypertensive patients is poor, affecting a large population which can be noted in the form of increased morbidity and mortality worldwide. Further, uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) can lead to multiple complications on the basis of gender and age. The aim was to explore the existing literature related to medication compliance among patients with hypertension. In this regard, literature search both nationally and internationally has been conducted. In conclusion, avoiding sedentary life style, awareness and counselling as well as family involvement, availability of anti-hypertensive medications in government hospitals and team based approaches are required for improving medication compliance among these patients. Qualitative researches are needed for exploring the challenges related to anti-hypertensive medication compliance both from patients and health care professionals’ perspectives.