Cognitive-behavioral intervention to enhance adherence to antiretroviral therapy: a randomized controlled trial.

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Wagner, G. J., Kanouse, D. E., Golinelli, D., Miller, L. G., Daar, E. S., Witt, M. D., ... & Goicoechea, M. (2006). Cognitive-behavioral intervention to enhance adherence to antiretroviral therapy: a randomized controlled trial (CCTG 578). Aids, 20(9), 1295-1302.
We conducted a randomized, multi-site, controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioral adherence intervention for patients initiating or changing an antiretroviral (ART) regimen. The f…

How to improve adherence with prescribed treatment in hypertensive patients?

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Waeber, B., Burnier, M., & Brunner, H. R. (2000). How to improve adherence with prescribed treatment in hypertensive patients? Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 35 Suppl 3, S23-26.
Low adherence of hypertensive patients to prescribed antihypertensive medications is a major cause of unsatisfactory blood pressure control. Several factors might have a negative …

A new taxonomy for describing and defining adherence to medications: New taxonomy for adherence to medications.

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Vrijens, B., De Geest, S., Hughes, D. A., Przemyslaw, K., Demonceau, J., Ruppar, T., … for the ABC Project Team. (2012). A new taxonomy for describing and defining adherence to medications: New taxonomy for adherence to medications. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 73(5), 691–705.
Interest in patient adherence has increased in recent years, with a growing literature that shows the pervasiveness of poor adherence to appropriately prescribed medications. Howe…

Effect of electronic reminders, financial incentives, and social support on outcomes after myocardial infarction: the heartstrong randomized clinical trial.

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Volpp, K. G., Troxel, A. B., Mehta, S. J., Norton, L., Zhu, J., Lim, R., … Asch, D. A. (2017). Effect of electronic reminders, financial incentives, and social support on outcomes after myocardial infarction: the heartstrong randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(8), 1093–1101.
Adherence to medications prescribed after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is low. Wireless technology and behavioral economic approaches have shown promise in improving health b…

Patient adherence to treatment: three decades of research. A comprehensive review.

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Vermeire, E., Hearnshaw, H., Van Royen, P., & Denekens, J. (2001). Patient adherence to treatment: three decades of research. A comprehensive review. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 26(5), 331–342.
Low compliance to prescribed medical interventions is an ever present and complex problem, especially for patients with a chronic illness. With increasing numbers of medications s…

Empowerment, motivation, and medical adherence (Emma): the feasibility of a program for patient-centered consultations to support medication adherence and blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Varming, A. R., Hansen, U. M., Andrésdóttir, G., Husted, G. R., & Willaing, I. (2015). Empowerment, motivation, and medical adherence (Emma): the feasibility of a program for patient-centered consultations to support medication adherence and blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Patient Preference and Adherence, 9, 1243–1253.
The purpose of the study is to explore the feasibility of a research-based program for patient-centered consultations to improve medical adherence and blood glucose control in pat…

Factors associated with antihypertensive medication non-adherence: a systematic review.

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van der Laan, D. M., Elders, P. J. M., Boons, C. C. L. M., Beckeringh, J. J., Nijpels, G., & Hugtenburg, J. G. (2017). Factors associated with antihypertensive medication non-adherence: a systematic review. Journal of Human Hypertension, 31(11), 687–694.
Non-adherence to antihypertensive medication is the most important cause of uncontrolled blood pressure and is influenced by multiple interrelating factors. Understanding the comp…

Prospective randomized two-arm controlled study to determine the efficacy of a specific intervention to improve long-term adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy.

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Tuldrà, A., Fumaz, C. R., Ferrer, M. J., Bayés, R., Arnó, A., Balagué, M., ... & Ruiz, L. (2000). Prospective randomized two-arm controlled study to determine the efficacy of a specific intervention to improve long-term adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 25(3), 221-228.
Background: Nearly perfect compliance seems to be indispensable to obtain the maximum benefit from highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Interventions to ensure a high lev…

Compliance with antidepressant medication in the treatment of major depressive disorder in primary care: a randomized comparison of fluoxetine and a tricyclic antidepressant.

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Thompson, C., Peveler, R. C., Stephenson, D., & McKendrick, J. (2000). Compliance with antidepressant medication in the treatment of major depressive disorder in primary care: a randomized comparison of fluoxetine and a tricyclic antidepressant. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 157(3), 338–343.
Many claims have been made for superior compliance with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) compared with tricyclic antidepressants, but to date meta-analyses have not…

New prescriptions: how well do patients remember important information?

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Tarn, D. M., & Flocke, S. A. (2011). New prescriptions: how well do patients remember important information? Family Medicine, 43(4), 254–259.
Patients receiving more information about a new prescription are more adherent to their medication regimens and have better treatment outcomes. Yet it is unclear how much informat…
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