Measuring adherence to asthma medication regimens.

  title={Measuring adherence to asthma medication regimens.},
  author={Cynthia S. Rand and Robert A. Wise},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={149 2 Pt 2},
  pages={S69-76; discussion S77-8}
The failure of patients to adhere to physician-prescribed regimens, either pharmacologic or behavioral, has been well documented in medical literature. Poor adherence to asthma medication regimens has been repeatedly demonstrated in both children and adults, with rates of nonadherence commonly reported from 30 to 70%. Medication regimens for asthma care are particularly vulnerable to adherence problems because of their duration, the use of multiple medications, and the periods of symptom… CONTINUE READING

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