Drug-Taking Behavior among Patients with Coronary Heart Disease During the Pandemic COVID-19

Sulistyowati Tuminah, Woro Riyadina, Lely Indrawati


National Institute of Health Research and Development

Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia



Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, restriction on community activities and health facilities has led to changes in treatment behavior among patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The majority of them did not take medication. This study aimed to determine factors associated with changes in drug-taking behavior among female CHD patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study. A total 0f 433 CHD patients was included in this study. The dependent variable was drug-taking behavior. The independent variables were age and mental or emotional disorder (MED). The data were analyzed by logistic regression.

Results: Drug-taking behavior improved with age <55 years (OR=2.10; 95% CI: 0.88 to 4.99; p=0.094) but worsened with MED (OR=0.29; 95%CI= 0.93 to 0.09; p=0.037) among patients with CHD.

Conclusion:  Drug-taking behavior improves with age <55 but worsens with MED among patients with CHD during COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: drug-taking behavior, age, mental and emotional disorder, CHD, COVID-19

Correspondence: Sulistyowati Tuminah. National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia. Jl. Percetakan Negara 29, Jakarta. Email: watidarjoko­@gmail.com. Mobile: +62 8129575770.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/AB.Medicine.ICPH.08.2021.32


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