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Management of patient adherence to medications: protocol for an online survey of doctors, pharmacists and nurses in Europe

Clyne, Wendy and Mshelia, Comfort and Hall, Stephanie and McLachlan, Sarah and Jones, Peter and Dobbels, Fabienne and Ruppar, Todd and Siebens, Kaat and Morrison, Val and De Geest, Sabina and Kardas, Premyzlaw. (2011) Management of patient adherence to medications: protocol for an online survey of doctors, pharmacists and nurses in Europe. BMJ open, Vol. 1, H. 1 , e000355.

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Abstract

Introduction It is widely recognised that many patients do not take prescribed medicines as advised. Research in this field has commonly focused on the role of the patient in non-adherence; however, healthcare professionals can also have a major influence on patient behaviour in taking medicines. This study examines the perceptions, beliefs and behaviours of healthcare professionals-doctors, pharmacists and nurses-about patient medication adherence. Methods and analysis This paper describes the study protocol and online questionnaire used in a cross-sectional survey of healthcare professionals in Europe. The participating countries include Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy and England. The study population comprises primary care and community-based doctors, pharmacists and nurses involved in the care of adult patients taking prescribed medicines for chronic and acute illnesses. Discussion Knowledge of the nature, extent and variability of the practices of healthcare professionals to support medication adherence could inform future service design, healthcare professional education, policy and research.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
UniBasel Contributors:De Geest, Sabina M.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:13 Sep 2013 07:57

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