Introduction Although poor medication adherence is considered an impacting risk factor for worsening heart failure (HF) outcomes, adherence rates in HF patients continue to be considerably low. To improve this condition, several studies investigated the impact of many determinants on medication adherence; however, few authors explored the role of depression on it. Purpose of Review The purpose of this systematic review was to explore the association between depressive symptoms and medication adherence in HF patients. In particular, the research question was is depression a barrier to medication adherence in HF patients? Methods A systematic review of quantitative analysis studies was undertaken. Six electronic databases were searched between the end of October and March 2022. Thirty-one trials were included, all of them assessed depression, adherence to medication, and their possible relationship. Results As was intended, findings showed that the impact of a mild to moderate level of depression was significant on adherence to treatment in HF patients. However, many other risk factors emerged, like family support and health practices (es. low sodium diet). Conclusion The detection of depression in the setting of HF should be crucial to HF patients' physical health and quality of life. Future research should take depression into account, exploring this area through self-report and qualitative interview as well.

Poletti, V., Pagnini, F., Banfi, P., Volpato, E., The Role of Depression on Treatment Adherence in Patients with Heart Failure-a Systematic Review of the Literature, <<CURRENT CARDIOLOGY REPORTS>>, 2022; (November): 1-1. [doi:10.1007/s11886-022-01815-0] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/220326]

The Role of Depression on Treatment Adherence in Patients with Heart Failure-a Systematic Review of the Literature

Pagnini, Francesco;Volpato, Eleonora
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2022

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Introduction Although poor medication adherence is considered an impacting risk factor for worsening heart failure (HF) outcomes, adherence rates in HF patients continue to be considerably low. To improve this condition, several studies investigated the impact of many determinants on medication adherence; however, few authors explored the role of depression on it. Purpose of Review The purpose of this systematic review was to explore the association between depressive symptoms and medication adherence in HF patients. In particular, the research question was is depression a barrier to medication adherence in HF patients? Methods A systematic review of quantitative analysis studies was undertaken. Six electronic databases were searched between the end of October and March 2022. Thirty-one trials were included, all of them assessed depression, adherence to medication, and their possible relationship. Results As was intended, findings showed that the impact of a mild to moderate level of depression was significant on adherence to treatment in HF patients. However, many other risk factors emerged, like family support and health practices (es. low sodium diet). Conclusion The detection of depression in the setting of HF should be crucial to HF patients' physical health and quality of life. Future research should take depression into account, exploring this area through self-report and qualitative interview as well.
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Poletti, V., Pagnini, F., Banfi, P., Volpato, E., The Role of Depression on Treatment Adherence in Patients with Heart Failure-a Systematic Review of the Literature, <<CURRENT CARDIOLOGY REPORTS>>, 2022; (November): 1-1. [doi:10.1007/s11886-022-01815-0] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/220326]
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