Enhancing transplant patients' adherence to medication therapy

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Abstract

Despite the importance of proper medication use, many transplant patients do not take their medications correctly. Non-adherence to medication therapy leads to adverse consequences, and practitioners should encourage adherence by transplant patients. This manuscript discusses several aspects of medication taking behavior including: (1) methods of identifying medication non-adherence; (2) models used to identify possible determinants of medication taking behavior; (3) strategies to educate patients concerning their therapy; (4) factors promoting adherence and non-adherence; and (5) practical interventions that we, as practitioners, can employ to enhance adult and pediatric transplant patients' adherence to therapy. By using the strategies suggested, transplant patients' adherence to medication therapy may be enhanced and patients' quality of life improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-38
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 5 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Patient Compliance
Transplants
Medication Adherence
Therapeutics
Quality of Life
Pediatrics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology

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Enhancing transplant patients' adherence to medication therapy. / Chisholm-Burns, Marie.

In: Clinical Transplantation, Vol. 16, No. 1, 05.06.2002, p. 30-38.

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