The role of beliefs in non-adherence

Beliefs have an important influence over non-adherence There are a number of important beliefs that can influence patient non-adherence. These include beliefs about their illness, their treatment, and their own capacity, or self-efficacy, to adhere (the belief that they can successfully perform a specific behavior to achieve a desired outcome).1In the COM-B framework, beliefs primarily…

Cardiology

Staying healthy

Your guide to looking after yourself during Ramadan Celebrations, including Ramadan, can be tricky if you have a health condition such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. However, it is still possible to fast while also looking after your health. Ramadan can be a time to enjoy wholesome foods that sustain you and look after your…

Cardiology

Physical activities to improve your health

Along with other risk factors, a lack of physical exercise is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD). 1 As dyslipidemia is linked to one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels, regular activities have a significant impact on lowering cholesterol and triglycerides and on the risks of developing dyslipidemia. 1 Before starting any physical activity, you need…

Cardiology