Adherence to Therapy with Oral Anticoagulants and Associated Factors: an Integrative Review
Background: To investigate the adherence and the factors in the literature associated with the use of oral anticoagulants.
Method: This is an integrative review conducted in the databases: COCHRANE, Scientific Electronic Library Online, Latin American and Caribbean Sciences Health, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health and Web of Science in June 2015. Results: the sample consisted of 16 publications of which 4 (25%) were found in database LILACS, 4 (25%) in the CINAHL, 5 (31.2%) in the WEB OF SCIENCE and 3 (18.8%) in PUBMED. Most of the studies showed poor adherence to oral anticoagulant therapy and clinical, psychological, socioeconomic factors as influencers in the adherence.Conclusions: Joining the treatment is shown to be essential for proper control of any illness, a phenomenon that is evident by the active participation of the patient in the therapeutic plan.
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