Data for: Adherence to antihypertensive medication in severely hypertensive patients after referral to secondary health care: a prospective cohort study
Nonadherence (NAd) to antihypertensive medication is associated with a lack of blood pressure control and worsened long-term outcomes. Increased access to a program for high-risk cardiovascular patients has the potential to reduce NAd and improve clinical outcomes. We prospectively collected data of severely hypertensive patients at the entry and after 12-month-long access to secondary healthcare center located in a Southern Brazilian city. We evaluated implementation NAd prevalence and risk factors based on Bronfenbrenner's multilevel ecological model. The Morisky Green Levine Scale (MGLS) was used to analyze antihypertensive medication NAd. The cohort was composed of 485 patients. Demographic and clinical data were collected at the entry of the secondary health care program. Adherence status, blood pressure, antihypertensive drug therapy were assessed at entry and after a 12-month follow-up. Approval of the health care program was collected after a 12-month follow-up.