E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 6, 2023

The Relationship of Self-Management with the Level of Medication Compliance in Elderly with Hypertension in Public Health Center

Author(s): Nadhira Alya Putri, Syarifa Atika, Neti Hartaty


Hypertension continues to be a disease that often appears among the elderly. One of the factors that causes high levels of hypertension is because people's cultural habits are very familiar with various foods that contain high salt, and lack of good self-management can affect the level of treatment compliance in sufferers. The use of antihypertensive drugs is an alternative for controlling blood pressure. Good self-management can also prevent complications from hypertension. This research aims to see the relationship between self-management and the level of adherence to taking medication. The population in the community research in the Ulee Kareng Public Health Center area was 591 people, with a sample of 164 using purposive sampling. The research results showed that 17 respondents (10.4%) were in the good self-management category, 135 respondents (82.3%) were in the adequate category, and 12 respondents (7.3%) were in the poor category. Respondents with medication adherence in the high category were 54 respondents (32.9%), and in the low category were 110 respondents (67.1%). Analysis test results using chi-square show a significant relationship between self-management and the level of compliance with taking medication in the elderly (p-value 0.268). The suggestion is to improve the quality of health services by conducting home visits and providing health education regarding hypertension, and medication adherence.

Keywords: Self-Management, Hypertension, Medication

Pages: 1211-1214

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