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Enhancing adherence to medications

Chapter


Abstract


  • Medication is an essential tool in the clinician's armamentarium yet it is estimated that 50% of patients

    with a chronic health condition fail to adhere to prescribed treatments. This chapter outlines

    what we mean by adherence and the implications of nonadherence in chronic health conditions.

    Difficulties in measuring adherence are discussed, followed by a brief review of theoretical models

    used to explain nonadherence. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the major practical

    issues that affect patient adherence and strategies for clinical intervention.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Byrne, M. K. (2013). Enhancing adherence to medications. In M. L. Caltabiano & L. A. Ricciardelli (Eds.), Applied Topics in Health Psychology (pp. 446-461). Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. 2012

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781119971931

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/848

Book Title


  • Applied Topics in Health Psychology

Start Page


  • 446

End Page


  • 461

Place Of Publication


  • Chichester, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Medication is an essential tool in the clinician's armamentarium yet it is estimated that 50% of patients

    with a chronic health condition fail to adhere to prescribed treatments. This chapter outlines

    what we mean by adherence and the implications of nonadherence in chronic health conditions.

    Difficulties in measuring adherence are discussed, followed by a brief review of theoretical models

    used to explain nonadherence. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the major practical

    issues that affect patient adherence and strategies for clinical intervention.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Byrne, M. K. (2013). Enhancing adherence to medications. In M. L. Caltabiano & L. A. Ricciardelli (Eds.), Applied Topics in Health Psychology (pp. 446-461). Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. 2012

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781119971931

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/848

Book Title


  • Applied Topics in Health Psychology

Start Page


  • 446

End Page


  • 461

Place Of Publication


  • Chichester, United Kingdom