Self-Knowledge, adherence to treatment, and control of arterial hypertension in Peru: a narrative review

Authors

  • Percy Herrera-Añazco Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo. Lima, Perú. Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. Lima, Perú. Médico nefrólogo, magíster en Docencia en Educación Superior.
  • Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. Lima, Perú. Médico veterinario, magíster en Gestión de Información y del Conocimiento.
  • German Valenzuela-Rodriguez Centro de Investigación, Clínica Delgado-AUNA. Lima, Perú. Médico cardiólogo, doctor en Medicina
  • Germán Málaga Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. CONEVID, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico internista, magister en Medicina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2017.343.2622

Keywords:

Hypertension, Epidemiology, Drug therapy, Peru

Abstract

This non-systematic bibliographic review examines the published Peruvian medical literature on arterial hypertension (HTN) as of December 2016. The results were divided into three thematic areas: self-knowledge, adherence to treatment, and control. We identified 197 articles, although only 15 were used for the analysis. Despite improvement in recent years, we found that the level of self-knowledge about HTN is poor. The level is better in urban areas, but is generally worse than in other Latin American cities. Moreover, despite improvement, HTN control is insufficient and worse than in other Latin American countries. Finally, adherence to treatment may be worse in the provinces.

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Published

2017-09-29

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Review

How to Cite

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Herrera-Añazco P, Pacheco-Mendoza J, Valenzuela-Rodriguez G, Málaga G. Self-Knowledge, adherence to treatment, and control of arterial hypertension in Peru: a narrative review. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2017 Sep. 29 [cited 2024 May 29];34(3):497-504. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2622

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