Stages of change for adherence with medication regimens for chronic disease: development and validation of a measure.

@article{Willey2000StagesOC,
  title={Stages of change for adherence with medication regimens for chronic disease: development and validation of a measure.},
  author={Cynthia J. Willey and Clay Redding and Jennifer Stafford and Frances Garfield and Sandra M Geletko and Timothy Flanigan and K M Melbourne and Jennifer Adelson Mitty and J. Jaime Caro},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={858-71}
}
BACKGROUND The stages-of-change (SOC) model has been used to explain and predict how behavior change occurs, but it is new as an approach to understanding why patients fail to take their medications as prescribed. OBJECTIVE This study validated a 2-item measure of SOC for adherence with medication regimens in 2 groups of patients prescribed pharmacologic therapy for chronic conditions. METHODS Two cross-sectional studies of attitudes toward medication adherence included the same measure of… CONTINUE READING