Assessment of medication adherence
helps in identifying the various associated risk factors and developing the intervention to improve the adherence
was significantly different among persons of different racial backgrounds and ethnicities: Black patients were 42% less likely to be adherent compared with non-Hispanic whites, Asian patients were 18% less likely to be adherent, and Hispanic patients were 27% less likely to be adherent.
Barriers to medication adherence
identified were patient behaviour (intentional and un-intentional non-adherence), comorbidity and pill burden, cost-related non-adherence, and low patient knowledge.
Although the incidence of ESRD is higher in African Americans, few studies focus primarily on African Americans and adherence
. African Americans may differ from the general population with ESRD who are on HD because they are at risk for health disparities related to race in terms of disease incidence and treatment options.
Despite the availability of effective pharmacologic treatments and comprehensive treatment recommendations such as those from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), (1) the prevalence of inadequately controlled COPD (assessed by control of symptoms, decline of pulmonary function, levels of physical activity, exacerbations, and quality of life) (8) is high, largely because of inadequate medication adherence
. (9) Medication adherence
among COPD patients is suboptimal and lower than that among patients with other chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, and hyperlipidemia.
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21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) may increase adherence
to treatments for other chronic conditions, according to a study published in the September issue of Medical Care.
However, HIV/AIDS still has no cure and the effectiveness of treatment necessarily depends on lifetime adherence
to ART (2).
to tuberculosis treatment is identified as one of major impediment towards its eradication6,7.
to insulin is very critical for optimizing the glycemic control and thus preventing complications of diabetes mellitus.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard, first-line treatment for OSA, (1) however, adherence
is poor in most patients.