Predictors of adherence to secondary preventive medication in stroke patients.

@article{OCarroll2011PredictorsOA,
  title={Predictors of adherence to secondary preventive medication in stroke patients.},
  author={Ronan E O'Carroll and Jennifer Whittaker and Barbara Hamilton and Marie Johnston and Cathie L. M. Sudlow and Martin Dennis},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={383-90}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to identify factors which predict adherence in stroke survivors. DESIGN This is a longitudinal study where 180 stroke survivors were assessed 1 year after their first ischaemic stroke. The relationship between adherence and illness and medication beliefs was tested at baseline (time 1) and again 5-6 weeks later (time 2). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The main outcome measures used in this study are Medication Adherence Report Scale and urinary salicylate… CONTINUE READING

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