Factors Influencing Adherence to the Treatment in Stroke Patients


Adherence in stroke patients for routine re-control is at 50% of total stroke patients. Non-adherence can increase the incidence of recurrent strokes. In stroke recurrence, disability and mortality will increase. This study aimed to determine the factors influencing treatment adherence in stroke patients based on literature studies. This study used a literature study with a sample of 14 journals: Pubmed (n=7), Proquest (n=4), SAGE Journal (n=1), and Science Direct (n=2). The literature study began with identifying data search problems, screening, and quality assessment using JBI cross-sectional studies, cohort studies, qualitative studies, dan Randomized Control trials and analyzed using thematic analysis techniques. As many as 35% of the factors that influence adherence to treatment in stroke patients are beliefs about treatment factors, and social factors and knowledge influence 15% of factors. Economic factors have an estimated percentage of 11% for physical characteristics, and marital status has a rate of 8%; also, age and gender factors have the same presentation, namely 4%. The factor that most influences medication adherence in stroke patients is the belief in the treatment.

Keywords: factors, influence, treatment adherence, stroke patients

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