The Relationship of Family Support and Patients? Knowledge with The Treatment Adherence of Hypertension Patients
Tintin Sukartini, Putri Mulyasari, Erna Dwi Wahyuni.
Hypertension is one of the diseases that cause morbidity and mortality rates in Indonesia. The treatment adherence level in developing countries is only 50%. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between family support and patients’ knowledge with treatment compliance for hypertension patients. The design of this study used a correlational description approach with a cross-sectional approach. The instrument used was a questionnaire. The population of this study was 189 elderly hypertension patients. The samples are 51 people using a consecutive sampling technique. The independent variables of this study were family support and patients’ knowledge regarding the treatment of hypertension. The dependent variable of this study was hypertension treatment adherence. The data were analyzed using chi-square with Î±â‰¤0.05. Statistical test results show a correlation with compliance with hypertension treatment showed that there was a strong relationship between family support with hypertension treatment adherence with p = 0.001, and there was no relationship between patients’ knowledge with adherence to hypertension treatment with p=0.772. This study concludes that there is a relationship between family support and the treatment adherence of elderly hypertension patients. The treatment adherence rate of elderly patients with hypertension is still weak.