RANDOMISED CLINICAL TRIAL OF STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING MEDICATION COMPLIANCE IN PRIMARY HYPERTENSION Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • 230 Canadian steelworkers with hypertension took part in a randomised trial to see if compliance with antihypertensive drug regimens could be improved. For care and follow-up these men were randomly allocated to see either their own family doctors outside working-hours or industrial physicians during work shifts; the same men were randomly allocated to receive or not receive an educational programme aimed at instructing them about hypertension and its treatment. Surprisingly, the convenience of follow-up at work had no effect upon these men's compliance with antihypertensive drug regimens. Similarly, although men receiving health education learned a lot about hypertension, they were not more likely to take their medicine.

authors

  • Sackett, DavidL
  • Gibson, EdwardS
  • Wayne Taylor, D
  • Brian Haynes, R
  • Hackett, BrendaC
  • Roberts, Robin Sydney
  • Johnson, ArnoldL

publication date

  • May 1975