An apple a day: Habit formation in medication adherence.

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Marquez-Padilla, F. (2015). An apple a day: Habit formation in medication adherence (Department of Economics, Princeton University).
In this paper I study the causal effect of prescription duration on medical nonadherence and explore its effects on habit formation. By exploiting a recent change in policy made b…

Implementation of a Medication Adherence Program (MAP) in the Primary Care Setting for Adults Diagnosed with Hypertension

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Harrell, R. (July 2017). Implementation of a Medication Adherence Program (MAP) in the Primary Care Setting for Adults Diagnosed with Hypertension (DNP Scholarly Project, East Carolina University).
Medication adherence is a significant problem in primary care. The primary care site chosen for this project reported poor patient medication adherence was related to age, health …

A randomized trial of direct-to-patient communication to enhance adherence to β-blocker therapy following myocardial infarction.

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Smith, D. H. (2008). A randomized trial of direct-to-patient communication to enhance adherence to β-blocker therapy following myocardial infarction. Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(5), 477-483.
We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial in 4 geographically dispersed health maintenance organizations testing the hypothesis that a simple direct-to-patient interventi…

Osteoporosis telephonic intervention to improve medication regimen adherence: a large, pragmatic, randomized controlled trial.

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Solomon, D. H., Iversen, M. D., Avorn, J., Gleeson, T., Brookhart, M. A., Patrick, A. R., ... & Katz, J. N. (2012). Osteoporosis telephonic intervention to improve medication regimen adherence: a large, pragmatic, randomized controlled trial. Archives of internal medicine, 172(6), 477-483.
Multiple studies demonstrate poor adherence to medication regimens prescribed for chronic illnesses, including osteoporosis, but few interventions have been proven to enhance adhe…

Understanding the use of contextual cues: design implications for medication adherence technologies that support remembering.

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Stawarz, K., Rodríguez, M. D., Cox, A. L., & Blandford, A. (2016). Understanding the use of contextual cues: design implications for medication adherence technologies that support remembering. Digital Health, 2, 1-18.
Forgetfulness is one of the main reasons of unintentional medication non-adherence. Adherence technologies that help people remember to take their medications on time often do not…

A test of financial incentives to improve warfarin adherence.

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Volpp, K. G., Loewenstein, G., Troxel, A. B., Doshi, J., Price, M., Laskin, M., & Kimmel, S. E. (2008). A test of financial incentives to improve warfarin adherence. BMC Health Services Research, 8, 272.
Sub-optimal adherence to warfarin places millions of patients at risk for stroke and bleeding complications each year. Novel methods are needed to improve adherence for warfarin. …

Behavior-changing methods for improving adherence to medication.

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Willey, C. (1999). Behavior-changing methods for improving adherence to medication. Current Hypertension Reports, 1(6), 477–81.
Long-term adherence to antihypertensive drug therapy is poor, and new strategies to predict and improve adherence to prescribed drug regimens are needed. The literature on behavio…

Explaining attitudes and adherence to antipsychotic medication: the development of a process model.

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Wiesjahn, M., Jung, E., Lamster, F., Rief, W., & Lincoln, T. M. (2014). Explaining attitudes and adherence to antipsychotic medication: the development of a process model. Schizophrenia Research and Treatment, 2014, 341545.
Although nonadherence to antipsychotic medication poses a threat to outcome of medical treatment, the processes preceding the intake behavior have not been investigated sufficient…

Effect of individual cognitive behaviour intervention on adherence to antiretroviral therapy: prospective randomized trial.

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Weber, R., Christen, L., Christen, S., Tschopp, S., Znoj, H., Schneider, C., ... & Swiss HIV Cohort Study. (2004). Effect of individual cognitive behaviour intervention on adherence to antiretroviral therapy: prospective randomized trial. Antiviral Therapy, 9(1), 85-96.
Objective: A high level of adherence to antiretroviral therapy is required for complete suppression of HIV replication, immunological and clinical effectiveness. We investigated w…

Treatment-related empowerment: preliminary evaluation of a new measure in patients with advanced HIV disease.

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Webb, D. G., Horne, R., & Pinching, A. J. (2001). Treatment-related empowerment: preliminary evaluation of a new measure in patients with advanced HIV disease. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 12(2), 103–107.
This paper presents a novel method for assessing patients' perceptions of empowerment in the context of drug therapy, the Treatment-related Empowerment Scale (TES). The 10-item TE…

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