A pilot study to identify correlates of intentional versus unintentional nonadherence to analgesic treatment for cancer pain.

@article{Meghani2013APS,
  title={A pilot study to identify correlates of intentional versus unintentional nonadherence to analgesic treatment for cancer pain.},
  author={Salimah H. Meghani and Deborah W. Bruner},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={e22-30}
}
Existing studies of medication adherence treat "nonadherence" as a monolithic concept. The goal of this study was to isolate correlates of intentional versus unintentional nonadherence for analgesic treatment for cancer pain. Patients were recruited from outpatient oncology clinics in the middle Atlantic region, ≥18 years old, and diagnosed with solid tumors, and had an active prescription of at least one around-the-clock analgesic. The Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS) was used to… CONTINUE READING
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