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INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH STUDIES - Volume 3 Issue 2, July 2021

Pages: 101-113

Date of Publication: 31-Jul-2021

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Facilitators and Barriers to Adherence in Myocardial Infarction Patients

Author: Usha Chivukula, Srinidhi Satish

Category: Health Studies


Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death across the globe and coronary artery disease being the largest contributor among them. Myocardial infarction is a cardiac event that is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Secondary preventive measures are prescribed to MI patients to reduce the recurrence of cardiac events in future. However, the biggest challenge in MI patients is nonadherence to recommended secondary preventive measures. The aim of this paper is to identify facilitators and barriers to adherence in MI patients. Results showed that from psychological, sociodemographic, and clinical perspectives, cognitive factors, coping strategies, social support, socioeconomic status, patient-provider communication are some of the factors among others that play a crucial role in influencing adherence. Cardiac rehabilitation for MI patients is recommended.

Keywords: Myocardial Infarction, adherence, nonadherence, coping strategies, social support

DOI: 10.56490/IJHS.2021.3206