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dc.contributor.authorGalea, Wilfred-
dc.contributor.authorCacciottolo, Joseph M.-
dc.identifier.citationMaltese Medical Journal. 1989, Vol. 1(2), p. 48-52en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to examine the degree of control of blood pressure with respect to individuals on anti-hypertensive drug therapy attending a Health Centre for repeat prescription. Despite their being on anti-hypertensive drug therapy, only 35% of the individuals were found to be normotensive, 27% were in the borderline range whereas 38% were found to be hypertensive. The relatively high prevalence of poorly controlled patients suffering from high blood pressure is partly a reflection of the degree of non-compliance by patients to prescribed drug regimens although this is difficult to either qualify or quantify. Education of the patient vis-à-vis his medical condition and its treatment is of great importance as is regular monitoring and effective control of raised blood pressure by the family physician.en_GB
dc.publisherMaltese Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectHypertension -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectBlood pressure -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectMalta -- Statistics, Medicalen_GB
dc.titleEffectiveness of blood pressure control in a small communityen_GB
dcterms.publisherMaltese Medical Journal-
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