Program

Physician Assistant M.S.

Year Approved

2016

First Advisor

Michener, Mary

Abstract

A retrospective study of antihypertensive medication adherence was conducted on patients’ demographics data at Eastside Health Clinic in St. Paul, MN. The study sought to determine whether or not interventional means were needed to improve adherence to antihypertensive medication based on serial blood pressure measurements collected over the course of 6 clinic visits. The study found that patients were consistently more non-adherent than adherent in every category assessed, yet there was an overall decrease in mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Based upon these findings, it can be concluded that while individual adherence rates were imperfect for each demographic category analyzed, the patient population as a whole is considered well-controlled on their current medication regimens at Eastside Health Clinic in St. Paul, MN. This study lays the foundation for a multitude of further research possibilities and can be utilized as a resource should further studies be conducted.

Degree Name

Masters of Science in Physician Assistant

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

Included in

Primary Care Commons

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