Autoconocimiento, adherencia al tratamiento y control de la hipertensión arterial en el Perú: una revisión narrativa

Percy Herrera-Añazco, Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza, Germán Valenzuela-Rodríguez, Germán Málaga

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© 2017, Instituto Nacional de Salud. All rights reserved. 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.
Translated title of the contributionSelf-knowledge, adherence to treatment, and control of arterial hypertension in Peru: A narrative review
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)497-504
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017

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