Study of Phenomenology of Drug Consumption Patterns of Individuals With Hypertension in Working Areas of Parongpong Health Center West Bandung
Keywords:Drug consumption pattern, Experience, Hypertension
In 2016 West Java was the fourth-ranked province as the region with the highest prevalence of
hypertension, which was 29.4% in Indonesia. Failure to treat hypertension was found due to
low compliance in the use of hypertension drugs. Non-compliance with the consumption of
antihypertensive drugs will have an impact on the incidence of uncontrolled blood pressure.
Long term Uncontrolled blood pressure can cause complications of the disease and even death.
The purpose of this study is to identify the overview of hypertensive patients in consuming
This study uses a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach through in-depth
interviews on 6 people with hypertension, using semi-structured questions about their
experience in taking hypertension medication.
From this study, it was found that taking medication for a long period caused a feeling of
laziness and boredom in taking medicine, resulting in patients with hypertension who stopped
consuming medication. Fear of side effects from taking medication for a long time makes
hypertensive patients decided to stop the consumption of hypertension medicine.
It is hoped that this research can be an input to improve health promotion to reduce the failure
of hypertension treatment.
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