Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2020
Pharmacological Adherence and Knowledge of Anticoagulated Patients
Simone Maria Muniz da Silva Bezerra* and Fabiana Coriolano Ribeiro Cavalcanti
University of Pernambuco, Recife (PE), Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Simone Maria Muniz da Silva Bezerra, University of Pernambuco, Recife (PE), Brazil.
Received: November 05, 2019; Published: December 31, 2019


Objective: To investigate the pharmacological adherence and the knowledge of patients undergoing oral anticoagulation therapy with outpatients. 

Method: Cross-sectional study with quantitative approach. 

Results: 222 patients were evaluated, of which 60.8% were classified as non-adherent and 63.1% had inadequate knowledge regarding oral anticoagulant. Non-adherence was related to the longer treatment time (p < 0.001) and to patients with INR values outside the therapeutic range (p = 0.022). Inadequate knowledge was associated with low educational level (p < 0.001), sedentary lifestyle (p = 0.027), shorter outpatient follow-up (p < 0.001), and patients with RNI values outside the therapeutic range (p = 0.012). 

Conclusion: In view of the results, it is evident the need for health education strategies that address this public, considering individual understanding and pharmacological adherence as crucial in therapy.

Keywords: Knowledge; Medication Adherence; Anticoagulant; Nursing


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Citation: Simone Maria Muniz da Silva Bezerra and Fabiana Coriolano Ribeiro Cavalcanti. “Pharmacological Adherence and Knowledge of Anticoagulated Patients”. EC Nursing & Healthcare 2.1 (2020): 01-10.

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