Background: Quality of life (QoL) is one way to determine individual benefits that can be observed from a health perspective. Someone with a history of hypertension will have a worse quality of life. Knowledge and adherence to therapy are factors that influence the quality of life in people with hypertension. The study aimed to determine the relationship between the knowledge and adherence to taking medication on the quality of life of among patients with hypertension.
Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Jati Padang, South Jakarta, from February to July 2021. A total of 125 patients with hypertension were selected for this study. The dependent variable was quality of life. The independent variables were knowledge and compliance with hypertension medication. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by correlation.
Results: Quality of life was correlated with knowledge (r= 0.56; p= 0.004), and medication adherence (r= 0.62; p= 0.016).
Conclusion: Quality of life is correlated with knowledge and medication adherence in patients with hypertension.