International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)

Prevalence of hypertension in geriatrics and drug utilisation evaluation in geriatrics


Shara abraham, Arya o, Chinju k sabu, sharon varghese, Mr. Jayakumar ks, Dr. Jiji alfred

Geriatric patients with in the age group 61-70 were more affected with lifestyle disease and females are more prone to lifestyle disease than males. Hypertension was the most prevalent lifestyle disease in geriatrics followed by diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia and osteoporosis. A Prospective cross sectional study was carried out in Eraviperoor Grama Panchayath of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala on the topic prevalence of lifestyle diseases and drug utilization evaluation in geriatrics. The correlation of social history with the lifestyle disease shows that alcohol and smoking were the most prominent risk factors associated with hypertension and tobacco use was associated with the progression of dyslipidaemia. Patients with diabetes were more prone to hypertension. Hypertension was significantly associated with the development of coronary artery disease. Adherence to drug therapy was measured with the help of a score sheet of fourteen questionnaires, highlighted that majority of the population adhered to their drug therapy and only very few were poorly adherent to drug therapy and the main reason for non-adherence was found to be the lack of knowledge about their medications. The pattern of prescribing medications of hypertension according to the standard guideline were monitored and deviation was observed in our study.
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Shara abraham, Arya o, Chinju k sabu, sharon varghese, Mr. Jayakumar ks, Dr. Jiji alfred. Prevalence of hypertension in geriatrics and drug utilisation evaluation in geriatrics. International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 5, 2019, Pages 58-63
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