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Title: Assessment of the management of hypertension among hypertensive patients on follow-up at cardiac clinic of Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Workineh Shibeshi (PhD, Associate Professor)
Minyahil Alebachew (MSc in clinical pharmacy)
Degarege Yazie Liyew
Keywords: antihypertensive medications
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: AAU 2017
Abstract: Assessment of the management of hypertension among hypertensive patients on follow-up at cardiac clinic of Zewditu Memorial Hospital Degarege Yazie Addis Ababa University, 2017 Hypertension is a major global concern and public health problem affecting more than one billion individuals worldwide. It is the number one risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The main objective of this study was to determine the prescription pattern of antihypertensive medications among patients on follow-up at cardiac clinic of Zewditu Memorial Hospital. The study was based on a cross sectional retrospective study design. Data was collected from the patient chart. Out of the 356 patients studied 204 (57.3%) were females with the mean age of 56.2 ± 12.4 years. Among total study participants, 124 (34.8%) had co-morbid conditions. Majority of the patients were on combination therapy 252(70.8%). Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), 215 (60.4%) was the most prescribed drug. BP was controlled in 107(30.1%) of patients. About 140(39.3%) and 134 (37.6%) hypertensive patients were appropriately prescribed according to national guideline 2014 and JNC 8 national guideline respectively. The result of the multivariate analysis showed that there was a positive statistical significant association between inappropriate prescription pattern of antihypertensive medications and age ≥60 years (P=0.01) and uncontrolled BP (P=0.001). In conclusion the general use of antihypertensive medications seemed not to be in accordance with the national guideline.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacy Practice
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16262
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