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Table 2 Clinician-perceived barriers to adequate blood pressure control of their patients [Total N 30 except for * where N 29]

From: Patient, clinician and logistic barriers to blood pressure control among adult hypertensives in rural district hospitals in Rwanda: a cross-sectional study

Domain Perceived Barriers N (%)
Patient Poor adherence to medication therapy 19 (63.3)
Lack of knowledge about hypertension 23 (76.7)
Inability to engage in lifestyle changes 23 (76.7)
Health beliefs 7 (24.1)*
Medication side effects 6 (20.0)
Clinician Nonadherence to treatment guidelines 15 (50.0)
Failure to emphasize lifestyle modifications 10 (34.5)
Clinical inertia 12 (41.4)
Logistic Unavailability of prescribed medication in the hospital pharmacy 23 (76.7)
Lack of access to care 17 (56.7)
High cost of medications 19 (63.3)
Absence of clinical decision support systems 13 (43.3)
High copayments 9 (30.0)
  1. *(Percentage calculated on total number of 29 responding clinicians out of 30)