Depression is a risk factor for noncompliance with medical treatment: meta-analysis of the effects of anxiety and depression on patient adherence.

@article{Dimatteo2000DepressionIA,
  title={Depression is a risk factor for noncompliance with medical treatment: meta-analysis of the effects of anxiety and depression on patient adherence.},
  author={M Robin Dimatteo and Heidi S Lepper and Thomas W. Croghan},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 14},
  pages={2101-7}
}
BACKGROUND Depression and anxiety are common in medical patients and are associated with diminished health status and increased health care utilization. This article presents a quantitative review and synthesis of studies correlating medical patients' treatment noncompliance with their anxiety and depression. METHODS Research on patient adherence catalogued on MEDLINE and PsychLit from January 1, 1968, through March 31, 1998, was examined, and studies were included in this review if they… CONTINUE READING
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