Factors Influencing Adherence to Preventive Behaviors among Thais with Hypertension: A Literature Review

Siriwan Chukumnird, Umaporn Boonyasopun, Krittaporn Sirisom


The purpose of this study was to summarize empirical evidence concerning factors relating to adherence to preventive behaviors of Thais with hypertension. A comprehensive search was performed to recruit articles which met the present eligibility criteria. Eighteen articles were included; six of these were qualitative studies. Perception of illness, perceived self-efficacy, social support, patient–provider communication, family income, and Thai cultural values were identified as factors influencing adherence to preventive behaviors of Thais with hypertension. Although information about factors influencing adherence is growing, more research is needed on how to provide the best intervention support for this challenging task


Adherence, preventive behaviors, hypertension, Thai patients, review


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