Measuring adherence to behavioral and medical interventions.

  title={Measuring adherence to behavioral and medical interventions.},
  author={Mara Z. Vitolins and Cynthia S. Rand and Steven R Rapp and Paul M. Ribisl and Mary Ann Sevick},
  journal={Controlled clinical trials},
  volume={21 5 Suppl},
Measuring adherence to medical and behavioral interventions is important to clinicians and researchers since inadequate adherence can reduce the effectiveness of an intervention. Unfortunately, there is no gold standard for measuring adherence across health behaviors. Adherence needs to be defined situationally with parameters of acceptable adherence carefully delineated and appropriate to the health behavior being studied. Additionally, measurement methods must be valid, reliable, and… CONTINUE READING

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