Patients' experience and perceptions of polypharmacy in chronic kidney disease and its impact on adherent behaviour.

@article{McKillop2013PatientsEA,
  title={Patients' experience and perceptions of polypharmacy in chronic kidney disease and its impact on adherent behaviour.},
  author={Gus McKillop and Jane P Joy},
  journal={Journal of renal care},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={200-7}
}
AIMS To explore attitudes towards medicines, polypharmacy and adherence in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). BACKGROUND Polypharmacy is common in CKD and associated with medication non-adherence. METHODS As part of a mixed methodology project, a purposive sample of ten participants were recruited and interviewed to explore attitudes to medicines and reasons for adherent and non-adherent behaviour. RESULTS Several reasons for non-adherence were reported. Interviewees described a… CONTINUE READING