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Medication Adherence and Hospitalizations in Filipinos with Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States despite four decades of decline in death rates and incidence of heart disease, stroke and related vascular diseases. Medication adherence has been increasingly recognized as an important health care quality issue. Patients frequently do not adhere to the complex prescribed medications despite evidence that adherence inproves quality of life and life expectancy. Adherence suggests that ethnicity and cultural background play an important part in medication adherence. Among Asian Americans, limited studies found greater rates of heart diseases in Asian Indians and Filipinos. There are also very few studies available on medication adherence and hospital admissions in Filipinos with cardiovascular diseases.
 In the present study, our primary aim is to examine the relationships between medication adherence and hospitalizations in Filipinos with cardiovascular diseases through a correlational, descriptive design.Factors such as age, gender, marital status, economic status, education status and the years of immigration in the United States or U.S. born and it’s effect on medication adherence and hospitalizations wil also be examined.Results from this study will help devise strategies to improve the health status of the Filipinos with cardiovascular diseases.

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States despite four decades of decline in death rates and incidence of heart disease, stroke and related vascular diseases. Medication adherence has been increasingly recognized as an important health care quality issue. Patients frequently do not adhere to the complex prescribed medications despite evidence that adherence inproves quality of life and life expectancy. Adherence suggests that ethnicity and cultural background play an important part in medication adherence. Among Asian Americans, limited studies found greater rates of heart diseases in Asian Indians and Filipinos. There are also very few studies available on medication adherence and hospital admissions in Filipinos with cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, our primary aim is to examine the relationships between medication adherence and hospitalizations in Filipinos with cardiovascular diseases through a correlational, descriptive design.Factors such as age, gender, marital status, economic status, education status and the years of immigration in the United States or U.S. born and it’s effect on medication adherence and hospitalizations wil also be examined.Results from this study will help devise strategies to improve the health status of the Filipinos with cardiovascular diseases.

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