Exploring chronic myeloid leukemia patients' reasons for not adhering to the oral anticancer drug imatinib as prescribed.

@article{Eliasson2011ExploringCM,
  title={Exploring chronic myeloid leukemia patients' reasons for not adhering to the oral anticancer drug imatinib as prescribed.},
  author={Lina Eliasson and Sarah C. Clifford and Nick Barber and David Montoro Mar{\'i}n},
  journal={Leukemia research},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          626-30
        }
}
Nonadherence has been shown to be frequent amongst chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients prescribed imatinib, which results in reduced clinical response and increased healthcare costs. However, little is known about the reasons why CML patients frequently do not take their imatinib as prescribed. The current study explored CML patients' experience of taking, or not taking, imatinib therapy through in-depth interviews with twenty-one patients. Their adherence had been previously measured using… CONTINUE READING
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