Document Type

News Article


Hypertension (HTN) is one of the common preventable noncommunicable diseases. Only 53–70% of individuals with HTN are estimated to be taking the medication as advised by their physicians. In 2008, an estimated 17.3 million people died from cardiovascular diseases, representing 30% of all global deaths. By 2020, an 11% rise in deaths due to cardiovascular diseases has been estimated in India, for which HTN is one of the major contributing factors. As per the World Health Organization report of World Hypertension Day 2017, it was estimated at the global level that of the people with HTN, only 57% are aware of their condition, 40.6% receive antihypertensive drug treatment, and only 13.2% achieve controlled blood pressure (BP). Because patients remain unaware that they have HTN until they develop complications, effective detection and treatment of HTN is vital to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease. As one of the front-line care providers in the hospital, nurses play a major role in addressing medication nonadherence.


Publication Date

Winter 11-1-2022