When faced with the challenge of taking medications as prescribed with a lifelong condition such as diabetes, this study asked the patients what are the strategies they would like to utilize to adhere with their medicines, who do they want to talk to them about medication adherence (source), and when and where the communication should happen (setting).
With more than 50% of the patients not taking medicines as prescribed, it is important to hear from patients what they think about adherence. When developing adherence interventions, it is important to develop them based on patient input.
The study was a focus group interview and the thoughts and opinions patients had were very insightful. Dr Elizabeth J Unni, PhD, MBA, BPharm
BMJ Open 2019 01 15;9(1):e024789. Epub 2019 Jan 15.
Division of Social and Administrative Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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