Adherence to Treatment in Clinical Practice

Pamela Lofland (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED014000



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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Traditionally, medical adherence has been viewed as the extent to which a patient follows a prescriber’s instructions. Adherence to treatment is a relevant factor able to influence results obtained by clinical trials and clinical practice. The components of adherence can be considered by the actions of patients, professionals, family and social support programs.

Concerning mental health disorders, nonadherence is related to poorer treatment outcomes, such as lack of symptom stabilization, homelessness, lower quality of life and hospitalization. This book discusses clinical treatment outcomes, along with the clinical implications adherence has on patients with social anxiety, and chronic pain. It also provides several theoretical models of adherence. (Imprint: Novinka )


Chapter 1 - Clinical Treatment Outcomes (pp. 1-18)
Kathy Sexton-Radek (Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL, USA, and others)

Chapter 2 - Theoretical Models of Adherence (pp. 19-30)
Sara Garfield (The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London,UK, and others)

Chapter 3 - Clinical Implications of Adherence to Treatment of Patients with Social Anxiety (pp. 31-48)
Mariângela Gentil Savoia and Silvia Sztamfater (Anxiety Clinic of Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 4 - Motivation and Adherence in Management of Chronic Pain (pp. 49-84)
Zlatka Rakovec-Felser (University of Maribor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Psychology, Taborska, Maribor, Slovenia)


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