G.D. Radchenko, I.M. Martsovenko, Yu.M. Sirenko Questionary of physicians treating patients with arterial hypertension

This article devoted to the evaluation of the results of 168 physicians questionnaire in Sumy region of Ukraine. These results were compared to the results of patients questionnaire (n=1055). Most of physicians admitted that they received medical information from periodic literature and monographies – 32.1 and 25.6 % respectively. Only 12.5 % used new internet technologies for getting professional information. 22 % responders visited scientific meetings. 96.4 % read Ukrainian guidelines on treatment and prevention of arterial hypertension (2008), but only 23.8 % used them in their practice. 58.3 % physicians tried to control the implementation of their lifestyle recommendations by patients. 15.5 % provided their recommendations selectively. According to the physicians, financial problems of physicians and patients, physician’s time limits and personal patient characteristics are main obstacles for good control of recommendations adherence. According to the physicians, the most prescribed drugs were ACE inhibitors (100 %), beta-blockers (57.1 %), fixed combinations (44 %), diuretics (50 %), calcium channel blockers (23.2 %), that was comparable to the data received from patients. Angiotensin receptor blockers were taken by 5.9 % patients, despite 24.4 % physicians prescribed this group of drugs. 32.4 % of patients took short-acting nifedipine. Despite high hypercholesterolemia prevalence (67 %), only 4.6 % of patients took statins.

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