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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.


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.



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


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