Evaluation of adherence to drug treatment in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in Brazil.

@article{OliveiraSantos2011EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of adherence to drug treatment in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in Brazil.},
  author={Marise Oliveira-Santos and Jos{\'e} Fernando Souza Verani and Evandro Mendes Klumb and Elisa Martins Albuquerque},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          320-9
        }
}
The objectives of this study were to measure the prevalence of adherence to drug treatment and analyze associations with characteristics pertaining to the treatment, disease, health professionals and services, and socio-demographic issues in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A sample of 246 women with SLE was analyzed. The data were collected through individual interviews and a review of patient charts. Adherence was estimated according to… CONTINUE READING
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