Adherence to Treatment in Medical Conditions

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CRC Press, Apr 14, 1998 - Medical - 517 pages
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Poor adherence (or compliance) to treatment is well recognized, and has major medical, psychological, and economic consequences. This book fulfils a pressing need by providing up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of recent issues and research in the area of adherence to treatment in medical conditions.
Adherence to Treatment in Medical Conditions covers all aspects within its fields and includes chapters on the role of doctor-patient communication; memory; adherence in specific groups, such as children and the elderly; adherence to different treatments, such as diet and exercise; and reviews of adherence in specific conditions such as diabetes and asthma.
 

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Contents

Methodological and Conceptual Issues in Adherence
1
An overview
25
Doctorpatient communication and adherence
51
The influence of written information on patient
83
Prospective memory and medicinetaking
113
Vi
133
Adherence to treatment in children
161
Deborah Rosenblatt
191
Adherence to lipidlowering dietary advice
311
Adherence to prescribed exercise
343
Adherence to physiotherapy
363
Adherence and asthma
383
Adherence and diabetes
423
Adherence in children with renal disease
455
Adherence in hypertension and coronary heart
473
Adherence issues in methadone treatment
497

James McElnay and C Rosaleen McCallion
223
The example of South
255
A review of existing
285

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