Source: BMJ, early online, 9th July 2012
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Date of publication: July 2012
Publication type: Systematic review
In a nutshell: This systematic review looked at 53 qualitative studies of patients with hypertension. The interviews highlighted patients’ beliefs and understanding of the causes and effects of hypertension and gave some explanation for their non-adherence to drug treatment. The authors concluded that clinicians need to understand better their patients’ concerns about drug side effects and experiences with symptoms.
Length of publication: 16 pages
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