International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Health Sciences | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 5.5 / 10

Assessing Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Autoimmune Diseases - Doctors'

Dr. S. Bhavana | Dr. Vijaya Prasanna Parimi | Dr. R. N. Tejaswini | Dr. G. Narsimulu

Abstract: A questionnaire - based survey was conducted among clinicians who deal with management of Autoimmune rheumatic conditions to determine the factors influencing drug adherence among patients with chronic autoimmune diseases. Using a prestructured web - based questionnaire, information about disease and treatment was evaluated - frequency of drug non - adherence, economic, socio - demographic factors, health system related and therapy related factors which have an influence on drug adherence. The most often reported reasons for drug non - adherence were high cost of therapy, fear of adverse effects and low level of patient education. From available results, it can be inferred that reducing cost burden of disease and/or reducing pill burden is of utmost importance, apart from improving patient education.

Keywords: Drug adherence, Autoimmune diseases, patient education, survey, cost of therapy

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 1321 - 1323

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