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Table 6 Barriers to anticoagulation

From: Education and practice gaps on atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation: a survey of cardiovascular nurses

Variable (Barrier) n = Y (%) Rate count
Fear of the patient falling 39 (70) 52
Lack of social support 21 (41) 51
(e.g. patient living alone or lack of caregiver)
Fear of poor adherence to medication taking 36 (71) 51
Fear of poor compliance to routine monitoring 39 (75) 52
(e.g. INR checking)
Fears of poor literacy 13 (26) 50