How do we better translate adherence research into improvements in patient care?

La Caze, Adam, Gujral, Gina and Cottrell, William Neil (2014) How do we better translate adherence research into improvements in patient care?. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36 1: 10-14. doi:10.1007/s11096-013-9869-6

Author La Caze, Adam
Gujral, Gina
Cottrell, William Neil
Title How do we better translate adherence research into improvements in patient care?
Journal name International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2210-7703
Publication date 2014-02-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11096-013-9869-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 1
Start page 10
End page 14
Total pages 5
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Adherence to medicines in patients with chronic disease remains poor despite better recognition of the challenges of non-adherence and a concerted effort to address these challenges. Adherence research has progressed in recent years, both conceptually with the recent development of a taxonomy of adherence and improved, if still flawed, evidence for the efficacy of some interventions. However, a key challenge remains unmet: the translation of adherence research into clear advice for health professionals of effective strategies to better support the medication adherence of their patients. We outline some of the difficulties of improving the translation of adherence research into improvements in the care of individuals with chronic disease, and consider possible solutions.Wehave two suggestions for improving translation of adherence research: (1) better incorporation of what we know about adherence into interventions to improve adherence and (2) more sophisticated measurements of adherence. Implementing these suggestions has implications for research and practice.
Keyword Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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