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Question Increasing the Patient's Compliance?

A 56-year-old man has been non-adherent with his hypertensive medication. When questioned in the course of his regular office visit, he reports that he feels fine and just gets so busy that he forgets to take his pills. "I know this is a serious condition," he says, "but it really doesn't look like it is a threat to me." According to the Health Belief model, what course of action by the physician is most likely to increase his adherence in the future?

A. Have him attend a hypertension support group
B. Ensure that he has access to a pharmacy to get his prescription filled
C. Modify his prescription from a once a day to a three times a day dosage
D. Tell him a story about another patient who, like him, was asymptomatic with hypertension but who has recently died
E. Give him a pamphlet on the dangers of hypertension and ask him to talk to you after he reads it
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i guess D.....im not sure on this.........
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I think it might be D or E. I'll have to go with E.
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Would go for D..
What's the answer?
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E. Give him a pamphlet on the dangers of hypertension.........
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Its D. Patient knows the dangers of hypertension. He just doesn't seem to think they'll affect him, coz he's doing fine.
He'll probably throw the pamphlet in the trash on the way out

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[E. Give him a pamphlet on the dangers of hypertension and ask him to talk to you after he
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