Improving patient compliance with asthma therapy

Improving patient compliance with asthma therapy,10.1053/rmed.1999.0667,Respiratory Medicine,K. R. CHAPMAN,L. WALKER,S. CLULEY,L. FABBRI

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Patients fail to comply with asthma medication for a variety of reasons. These range from physical inability to use an inhaler, through simple forgetfulness, to a conscious decision not to use medication as prescribed due to internal or cultural health beliefs or socioeconomic factors. In some patients, poor self-care because of deep-rooted psychological factors (i.e. factors of which patients have only limited awareness) can affect compliance. Poor doctor–patient communication can be the cause in many other individuals. Thus, there is no single solution that will improve compliance in all patients. Simplifying the regimen or providing memory aids will be sufficient for some patients, while education or psychological counselling will be more appropriate for others. Doctors can also use a range of communication skills to improve the way in which they present information, motivate patients and reinforce progress. These approaches, plus respect for patients' health beliefs and involving them in treatment decisions, can help foster an atmosphere of mutual responsibility and concordance over medicine taking.
Journal: Respiratory Medicine - RESP MED , vol. 94, no. 1, pp. 2-9, 2000
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    • ...Asthma education typically covers asthma symptoms, triggers and medication use [19, 20]...
    • ...In addition, it may illustrate ‘‘language and cultural discordance’’ between health care provider and participants of this study about asthma management, which also has been shown by other researchers to be associated with lower patient compliance and poor health outcomes [20, 57]...

    Iraj Poureslamiet al. Health Literacy, Language, and Ethnicity-Related Factors in Newcomer A...

    • ...Much attention has been given to the major problem of maintaining patients’ adherence to medications over time (for recent work, see Bedell et al, 2000; Chapman, Walker, Cluley, & Fabbri, 2000; Delgado, 2000; LaRosa & LaRosa, 2000; Svensson, Kjellgren, Ahlner, & Salgo, 2000)...

    Catherine Hervéet al. Age and Medication Acceptance

    • ... There is growing recognition that patients' adherence to management plans (‘compliance’) is greater when their own views and beliefs are taken into account (see for example Chapman et al...

    J Rickerbyet al. Patients' experiences and opinions of home blood pressure measurement

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