Because chronic diseases involve similar behaviors, the handbook is organized by specific behaviors and special populations, and not by disease. Every chapter is sub-organized by specific diseases to ensure easy access for the readers and features a discussion of adherence across demographic and chronic conditions, a review of previous interventions directed at the particular behavior or population, questions and scoring algorithms for widely used measures of treatment adherence, a discussion of the clinical research, and where appropriate, policy implications. Patient Treatment Adherence addresses: practical recommendations to improve adherence; the impact of non-adherence including costs and health-related quality of life; methodological issues such as assessing cost-effectiveness; and the use of technological advances to improve adherence.
Intended for health service professionals, health, clinical, social, and cognitive psychologists, primary care physicians, pharmacists, and policy-makers, this text is also an excellent resource for graduate courses on health psychology and public health.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"...problematic adherence to treatment is an important public health problem...there is a need to synthesize recent work, especially across a wide range of issues and populations....The book would make an excellent text or reference for graduate courses in health psychology....I would recommend this book to colleagues, especially health psychologists and colleagues in medicine and nursing."
-Dennis Drotar, Ph.D.
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospitals
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