Publication
Title
Systematic review of clinical practice guidelines for the improvement of medication adherence
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Abstract
Poor adherence to medications is a significant problem that leads to increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Recommended approaches to address medication adherence vary, and existing practice guidelines are unclear. This review evaluated clinical practice guidelines designed to help health care providers address patients' medication adherence. Multiple search methods were used to identify national or international guidelines addressing medication adherence. We included guidelines published in English, as well as guidelines with an English-language summary or translation. We identified 23 guidelines of varying detail and quality. Recommendations were categorized as assessment strategies (n = 20 guidelines); educational strategies (n = 18); behavioral strategies (n = 17); therapeutic relationship, communication, and provider factors (n = 19); and addressing outside influences/co-morbidities (n = 10). Future guidelines should be more clearly guided by research findings and comparative effectiveness methods. When implemented, guidelines will facilitate health care providers and health systems in supporting optimal adherence and improved health outcomes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of behavioral medicine. - Dordrecht
Publication
New york : Springer, 2015
ISSN
1070-5503
Volume/pages
22:6(2015), p. 699-708
ISI
000365029400002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 11.12.2017
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