Turkish Journal of
Cardiovascular Nursing
Original Article

Determining the Relationship Between Nursing Care Perception and Drug Compliance in Hypertensive Patients


Department of Nursing, Istanbul Atlas University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Istanbul Aydin University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2022; 13: 36-42
DOI: 10.5543/khd.2022.212947
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Objective: This study was carried out to determine the relationship between the perception of nursing care of hypertension patients and chronic disease and drug compliance.

Methods: This study was conducted correlational, cross-sectional, and descriptive type. It was carried out with patients diagnosed with hypertension (n = 101) in an internal medicine ward between December 2019 and April 2020 in Training and Research Hospital affiliated to Provincial Health Directorate. Data were collected with personal information form, Adaptation to Chronic Illness Scale, Scale of Patient Perception of Hospital Experience with Nursing Care, and the Beliefs about Medication Compliance Scale.

Results: The mean age of patients was 62.40 ± 12.39 years, 69.3% were male and married, 81.2% of them were smoking and 70.3% of them were not doing exercises. There was a positive weak correlation between patients’ perception of nursing care and the physical adaptation subscale of the Adaptation to Chronic Illness Scale (r = −0.283; P = .004) and a negative weak correlation with the social adaptation subscale (r = −0.206; P = .039). In addition, there was a negative weak correlation (r = −0.320; P = .001) between the mean score of the patients’ perception of the nursing care scale and the mean score of the barriers sub-dimension of the beliefs regarding medication scale (r = −0.320; P = .001). The positive perception of the nursing care provided by the hypertension patients positively affects both their drug compliance and their adaptation to chronic disease (P > .05).

Conclusion: It was determined that there was a relationship between the patients’ perception of nursing care and physical and social compliance. In addition, it was observed that there was a relationship between the perception of nursing care and barriers. 

Cite this article as: Baykal D, Yıldırım D. Determining the relationship between nursing care perception and drug compliance in hypertensive patients. Turk J Cardiovasc Nurs 2022;13(30):36-42.

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