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ad·her·ence

(ad-hēr'ĕnts),
1. The act or quality of sticking to something.
See also: adhesion.
2. The extent to which a patient continues an agreed-on mode of treatment without close supervision. Compare: compliance (2), maintenance.
[L. adhaereo, to stick to]

adherence

/ad·her·ence/ (ad-hēr´ens) the act or condition of sticking to something.
immune adherence  the adherence of antigen-antibody complexes or cells coated with antibody or complement to cells bearing complement receptors or Fc receptors. It is a sensitive detector of complement-fixing antibody.

adherence

(ăd-hîr′əns, -hĕr′-)
n.
1. The process or condition of adhering; adhesion.
2. The extent to which a patient continues an agreed-upon mode of treatment under limited supervision when faced with conflicting demands.

adherence

[adhir′əns]
1 the quality of clinging or being closely attached.
2 the process in which a person follows rules, guidelines, or standards, especially as a patient follows a prescription and recommendations for a regimen of care. adhere, v., adherent, adj.

Adherence

The sticking of “A” to “B”.

ad·her·ence

(ad-hēr'ĕns)
1. The act or quality of sticking to something.
See also: adhesion
2. The extent to which a patient complies with the prescribed treatment under limited supervision.
Compare: compliance (2) , maintenance
[L. adhaereo, to stick to]

adherence

extent to which a person maintains a behavioural regimen, such as regular exercise. See also compliance.

ad·her·ence

(ad-hēr'ĕns)
1. Act or quality of sticking to something.
2. Extent to which a patient continues an agreed-on mode of treatment without close supervision.
Compare: compliance, maintenance
[L. adhaereo, to stick to]
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Adherence starts when the prescription is written--It is estimated that up to a third of prescriptions written are never filled.
Innovative Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence for Chronic Disease Management
Many barriers contribute to non adherence, including poor perception of illness, complexity of treatment, lack of family support, inadequate resources, and mistrust of the medical provider (Desai & Oppenheimer, 2011).
Conclusion: Over all the patient require counseling regarding adherence to medical prescription irrespective of the nature of the disease.
The adherence rate to all oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs) over the preceding week was 81.
The analysis used data collected in the QUALIFY (Quality of Adherence to Guideline Recommendations for Life-Saving Treatment in Heart Failure: an International Survey) registry, which enrolled 7,127 HFrEF patients during September 2013-December 2014 at 547 centers in 36 countries, mostly in Europe, Asia, and Africa but also in Canada, Ecuador, and Australia.
The study recommended tailoring treatments to individuals based on disease duration and disease activity, but, dearly, the simpler the drug regimen, the better-as shown by the study's adherence and persistence rate.
The symposium will bring together renowned experts from the transplant pharmacy community to identify ongoing barriers to medication adherence in organ transplantation, and to discuss how we can collectively develop and design innovative, targeted interventions to help improve adherence among transplant patients, said Angela Maldonado, incoming Chair of the AST Transplant Pharmacy Community of Practice (COP).
The importance of treatment adherence is well established, as poor adherence contributes to disease progression and increased morbidity and mortality.
The investigators included only studies that had adherence barriers reported for at least 50 adults or 20 children.
2] In psychiatry, poor medication adherence rates reported for patients with psychosis ranged from 10% to 76% while those treated for depression ranged between 10% and 60%.
Previous studies that assessed adherence to antiretroviral therapy in children showed that it varies from 57 to 81%, depending on the definition and the method by which adherence was verified.