Factors affecting medication adherence in Lebanese patients with chronic diseases

  title={Factors affecting medication adherence in Lebanese patients with chronic diseases},
  author={A. H. Al-Hajje and Sanaa Awada and Samar Rachidi and Salam Zein and Wafa Bawab and Zeinab El-Hajj and Mayssam Bou Zeid and Mohammad Yassine and Pascale Salameh},
  booktitle={Pharmacy practice},
BACKGROUND Non-adherence to prescribed medications represents an obstacle toward achieving treatment goals. This problem is more pronounced in patients with chronic illness. OBJECTIVE To identify the extent of adherence in Lebanese outpatients with chronic diseases, and to suggest possible predictors of non-adherence in this population. The secondary objective was to assess if medication adherence affects patients' quality of life. METHODS A questionnaire was administered face-to-face to a… CONTINUE READING
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