Predictors of adherence to glatiramer acetate therapy in individuals with self-reported progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.

@article{Fraser2003PredictorsOA,
  title={Predictors of adherence to glatiramer acetate therapy in individuals with self-reported progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Cira Fraser and Olympia C. Hadjimichael and Timothy P Vollmer},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={163-70}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate psychological, biophysical, and sociodemographic variables as predictors of adherence to glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) therapy in individuals with self-reported progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The literature lends support for self-efficacy, self-esteem, hope, and disability to be predictors of adherence. Therefore the hypotheses for this study were (a) higher self-efficacy will be a significant predictor of adherence, (b) higher self… CONTINUE READING

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