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International Journal of Hypertension
Volume 2015, Article ID 205716, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/205716
Research Article

Factors Associated with Medication Nonadherence among Hypertensives in Ghana and Nigeria

1School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Ghana, P.O. Box 4236, Accra, Ghana
2Department of Medicine, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, P.O. Box 77, Accra, Ghana
3Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan PMB 5017, Oyo State, Nigeria
4Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital, Ibadan PMB 5116, Oyo State, Nigeria
5Department of Medicine, General Hospital, Randle Avenue, Apapa PMB 1014, Lagos, Nigeria
6Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt PMB 6173, Rivers State, Nigeria
7Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine, 227 E. 30th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA
8Department of Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan PMB 5017, Oyo State, Nigeria
9Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan PMB 5116, Oyo State, Nigeria
10Global Institute of Public Health, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
11Department of Public Health Sciences, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA

Received 13 December 2014; Accepted 25 March 2015

Academic Editor: Francesco Cappuccio

Copyright © 2015 Vincent Boima et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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