Generalizability of trial participants' adherence behavior
Although current literature reveals that perceived barriers, such as beliefs about undesirable medication effects or socioeconomic status, are associated with adherence behavior
, research has not determined dependable predictors, barriers, or interventions that relate to medication adherence (Simons, McCormick, Devine, & Blount, 2010).
In the past years, self-efficacy theory has been used in a study to explain medication adherence behavior
in hypertensive patients (9).
Medication adherence behavior
and priorities among older adults with CKD: A semistructured interview study.
Both patients and clinicians responded to the same three-point Likert-type scale, rating medication adherence behavior
as good (patient took at least 80 percent of study medications), fair (patient took 50 percent to 79 percent), or poor (patient took less than 50 percent).
Studies of treatment nonadherence that focus on how patients experience their illness, treatment regimen, and adherence behavior
Table 4: Self-Reported Behavioral Response to Drug Cost Sharing * Decreased Adherence Behavior
Characteristic OR 95% CI Drug cost sharing: Generic drug copayment 1.
Interestingly, during the one-year follow-up period, the adherence behavior
(as measured by the medication possession ratio) of the patients treated with depot formulations improved.
Patient beliefs about the illness and medication are often critical in determining adherence behavior
There were no significant differences in adherence behavior
by age, race, or clinic site.
The model for investigation proposed sequential, linear relationships and postulated that knowledge influences health beliefs, which influence attitude toward the illness of asthma, which influences behavioral intention to adhere, which directly influences actual adherence behavior
While all four behavioral techniques are important contributors to a successful exercise program, contracting and stimulus control are thought to be the promoters of exercise adherence behavior
, while goal setting and self-monitoring help maintain exercise adherence behavior