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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 78) Last page : ( 82)
Print ISSN : 2231-5683. Online ISSN : 2231-5691.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5691.2018.00013.8

Patient Medication Adherence and the Health Outcome

Fatima Juveriya1,*, Sadiq Safa Mohammed1, Ahmed Saniya1, Khan Rana1, Uddin Mohammed Nayeem2

1II Year Pharm. D, Nizam Institute of Pharmacy, Deshmukhi (V), Pochampally (M), Behind Mount Opera, Yadadri (Dist)-508284, Telangana, India

2Asst. Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice, Nizam Institute of Pharmacy, Deshmukhi (V), Pochampally (M), Behind Mount Opera, Yadadri (Dist)-508284, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: nayeemfarooqui2010@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.

Abstract

Adherence to therapies is a primary determinant of treatment. Quality health care outcomes depend upon patient's adherence to recommended treatment regimens. Failure to adherence is a serious problem which not only affects the patient but also the health care system. Medication non-adherence in patient leads to substantial worsening of disease, increased health care costs and death. More than 40% of patient's significant risks by misunderstanding, forgetting or ignoring health care advice. A variety of factors are likely to affect adherence. Barriers to adherence could be patient, provider and health system factors. Adherence is a multidimensional phenomenon determined by interaction of five sets of factors i.e Socio-economic, Health care/system related, Disease/condition related, Therapy related, Patient related. Health care professionals such as physicians, pharmacists and nurses have significant role in their daily practice to improve patient medication adherence.

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Keywords

Compliance, concordance, adherence, health outcomes, barriers, strategies to overcome, factors affecting adherence, non-adherence.

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