Patient-identified barriers to asthma treatment adherence: responses to interviews, focus groups, and questionnaires.

@article{Bender2005PatientidentifiedBT,
  title={Patient-identified barriers to asthma treatment adherence: responses to interviews, focus groups, and questionnaires.},
  author={Bruce G. Bender and Sarah E. Bender},
  journal={Immunology and allergy clinics of North America},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={107-30}
}
This article reviews 32 patient-interview studies that revealed that the most common barriers to adherence revealed by patients included concerns about drug safety and cost and a belief that the patient's asthma was not severe enough to require daily treatment. Important but less commonly cited concerns included worry about dependence or diminished effectiveness with long-term use of the medication. Children and their parents expressed concerns about safety, dependence, peer stigmatization, and… CONTINUE READING
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