Determinants of treatment adherence in ethnically diverse, economically disadvantaged patients with rheumatic disease.

@article{PopaLisseanu2005DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of treatment adherence in ethnically diverse, economically disadvantaged patients with rheumatic disease.},
  author={Maria G Garcia Popa-Lisseanu and Anthony Greisinger and Marsha Richardson and Kimberly J O'malley and Namieta M Janssen and Donald M. Marcus and Jasmeet Tagore and Maria E Suarez-Almazor},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={913-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the determinants of adherence to medical recommendations, including drug therapy and appointment-keeping, among ethnically diverse and economically disadvantaged patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Patients with RA and SLE were identified through chart review and were invited to participate in focus groups to examine their attitudes and beliefs regarding adherence to treatment and medical appointments. Eight focus groups… CONTINUE READING

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