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The Influence of Personality Traits on Reported Adherence to Medication in Individuals with Chronic Disease: An Epidemiological Study in West Sweden
Background Limited research exists exploring the influence of personality on adherence behaviour. Since non-adherence is a major obstacle in treating prevalent chronic diseases the aim was toExpand
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Report on personality and adherence to antibiotic therapy: a population-based study
  • M. Axelsson
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • BMC psychology
  • 22 November 2013
BackgroundAntimicrobial resistance results from inappropriate use of antibiotics and makes common or life-threatening infections more difficult or sometimes impossible to treat. Proper adherence toExpand
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The Significance of Asthma Follow-Up Consultations for Adherence to Asthma Medication, Asthma Medication Beliefs, and Asthma Control
Objective. The aim was to investigate adherence to asthma medication treatment, medication beliefs, and asthma control in relation to asthma follow-up consultations in asthmatics in the generalExpand
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The function of medication beliefs as mediators between personality traits and adherence behavior in people with asthma
Background There is evidence that both personality traits and personal beliefs about medications affect adherence behavior. However, limited research exists on how personality and beliefs aboutExpand
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Self-efficacy and adherence as mediating factors between personality traits and health-related quality of life
PurposePersonality traits are rather stable dispositions in adulthood, while self-efficacy and adherence may be modified through targeted interventions. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) servesExpand
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A personality and gender perspective on adherence and health‐related quality of life in people with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis
Purpose: Poor adherence to medication treatment for asthma and allergic rhinitis could challenge a positive health outcome. Health‐related quality of life (HRQL) is an important measure of healthExpand
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Personality and unachieved treatment goals related to poor adherence to asthma medication in a newly developed adherence questionnaire – a population-based study
BackgroundHealth-care professionals have a responsibility to be attentive to patients’ adherence behavior but it could be difficult to identify poor adherence in the context of clinical practice.Expand
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Motivational foci and asthma medication tactics directed towards a functional day
BackgroundThere appears to be an obvious gap between a medical and patient adherence perspective. Deviating from a medication prescription could be regarded as fairly irrational, but with respect toExpand
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Five-fold increase in use of inhaled corticosteroids over 18 years in the general adult population in west Sweden.
INTRODUCTION Asthma medication was increasingly used during the second part of the past century. There are few detailed data from population studies on use of asthma medication. The current studyExpand
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Personality and reasons for not using asthma medication in young adults.
  • M. Axelsson
  • Medicine
  • Heart & lung : the journal of critical care
  • 1 July 2013
OBJECTIVES To identify young adults' stated reasons for not taking asthma medication and to determine the significance of personality, asthma control and health-related quality of life in relation toExpand
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