Unintentional non-adherence to chronic prescription medications: How unintentional is it really Full Text
BMC Health Services Research, 04/19/2012
Gadkari AS et al. – For the study sample, unintentional non–adherence does not appear to be random and is predicted by medication beliefs, chronic disease, and sociodemographics. The data suggests that the importance of unintentional non–adherence may lie in its potential prognostic significance for future intentional non–adherence. Health care providers may consider routinely inquiring about unintentional non–adherence in order to proactively address patients' suboptimal medication beliefs before they choose to discontinue therapy all together.