Medication Adherence Self-report Instruments Implications for Practice and Research

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Journal Article
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2008, 23 (6), pp. 497 - 505
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Background: After an acute cardiac event, adhering to recommendations for pharmacologic therapy is important in achieving optimal health outcomes. Considering the impressive evidence base for cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, strategies for promoting adherence are less well developed. Furthermore, accessing reliable, valid, and cost-effective mechanisms of monitoring adherence in the research and clinical settings is challenging. Aim: The aim of this article was to review published self-report measures assessing and monitoring medication adherence in cardiovascular disease and provide recommendations for research into medication adherence.
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