Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2231-5683

ISSN Online :  2231-5691


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Patient Medication Adherence and the Health Outcome



Address:   Juveriya Fatima1*, Safa Mohammed Sadiq1, Saniya Ahmed1, Rana Khan1, Mohammed Nayeem Uddin2
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
DOI No: 10.5958/2231-5691.2018.00013.8

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.
KEYWORDS:
compliance, concordance, adherence, health outcomes, barriers, strategies to overcome, factors affecting adherence, non-adherence.
Cite:
Juveriya Fatima, Safa Mohammed Sadiq, Saniya Ahmed, Rana Khan, Mohammed Nayeem Uddin. Patient Medication Adherence and the Health Outcome. Asian J. Pharm. Res. 2018; 8(2):78-82.
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