FACTORS CONTRIBUTING FOR NONCOMPLIANCE OF FOLLOW-UP CARE AMONG POST CARDIAC PATIENTS
Objective: Compliance in following healthy diet, physical activity schedule, cessation of smoking and alcohol, medication adherence and regular follow up is very essential component in the management of patients with cardiovascular disease to prevent reoccurrence and reduce mortality. Hence the study was conducted with the aim to assess the factors contributing for noncompliance of follow-up care among post cardiac patients.
Methods: Cross-sectional research design was employed with 50 samples who matched the inclusion criteria were selected by convenience sampling technique. Demographic variables data were collected by using structured questionnaire followed by assessed the factors contributing for noncompliance using checklist.
Results: The findings of the current study revealed that all physical, psychological, economical, social and spiritual factors were highly influenced the noncompliance. Of these, the highest percentage 80% reported lack of accessibility as well financial support and around 70% percentage reported side effects of medication and low health literacy.
Conclusion: Health care providers need to be focussed on interventional strategies especially health education in discharge plan to ensure that these patients adhere to follow up including medication adherence, following physical activity plan, dietary modification, lifestyle changes and regular follow up visit to prevent readmission and lead a successful life.
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