Family Participation: A Strategy for Encouraging Treatment Adherence among Older Persons with Uncontrolled Hypertension

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Junjira Seesawang
Pulawit Thongtaeng
Phatchararin Naimkerd
Jongjit Tantaphoprasit

Abstract

Family participation is important in addressing non-adherence to treatment among older persons with uncontrolled hypertension. Supporting from family could enhance better medication and healthy lifestyle modification adherence. Thus, strategies that promote family participation in the care for older persons with uncontrolled hypertension are as follows: 1) facilitating older persons in performing self-management activities, 2) being a partner in decision-making and problem-solving, 3) finding and connecting to outside resources, 4) supporting stress management, 5) helping to integrate illness care into daily life and promoting social engagement, and 6) assisting patient-provider communication. This article aims to describe the importance of family participation in caring for older persons with uncontrolled hypertension, family participation, and strategies to enhance family participation. Family participation in hypertension care can improve patient outcomes and quality of care.
Keywords: Hypertension, Family participation, Treatment adherence, Older persons

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Seesawang J, Thongtaeng P, Naimkerd P, Tantaphoprasit J. Family Participation: A Strategy for Encouraging Treatment Adherence among Older Persons with Uncontrolled Hypertension . Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 23 [cited 2023 Feb. 5];28(2). Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/250759
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