Compose a 1750 words assignment on patients’ decisions about whether or not to take antihypertensive drugs. Needs to be plagiarism free! The authors have argued, in this study, that a significant proportion of individuals who are diagnosed as suffering from hypertension are often observed to be avoiding the consumption of hypertensive drugs, prescribed to them, despite the fact that such drugs may help them recover from their illness. It is on account of such an observation that this study regarding the patients’ perception / the factors influencing the patients’ decision to a consumer or abstain from consuming hypertensive drugs was conducted.
The study is based on the implied fact that patients undergoing treatment for chronic illness more often than not display certain inhibitions with regard to the consumption of hypertensive drugs prescribed to them and make active decisions regarding their continuous usage in the long term. Through this study, the authors expressly state that the patients’ decision to consume (or not to consume) such drugs is based on their inherent hesitation or distrust about their effects but despite such reluctance, they make an attempt to reason it in ways which makes sense to them individually.
The author suggests that the patient’s perception may be an outcome of reasons which are unrelated to the pharmacology of the prescribed drug and that it can be better understood through a review of individuals, who are known to be consuming such hypertensive drugs.
Also, the article uses a qualitative research methodology, but the rationale behind adopting such a method is not clearly specified. The article merely states that a qualitative study using detailed interviews has been used, without specifying the reasons or organizational contexts which shaped their choice of such an approach. According to Silverman (2005), A research methodology is a
“general approach to studying research topics which are concerned with the philosophy and theory that drives the research rather than the nuts and bolts of data collection and analysis, e.g., specific techniques such as observation, interviewing and audio recording (i.e. the methods)” (in Sines 2009, Pp. 83).