The influence of cultural and religious orientations on social support and its potential impact on medication adherence

@inproceedings{Hatah2015TheIO,
  title={The influence of cultural and religious orientations on social support and its potential impact on medication adherence},
  author={Ernieda Hatah and Kien Lim and Adliah Mohd Ali and Noraida Mohamed Shah and Farida Islahudin},
  booktitle={Patient preference and adherence},
  year={2015}
}
PURPOSE Social support can positively influence patients' health outcomes through a number of mechanisms, such as increases in patients' adherence to medication. Although there have been studies on the influence of social support on medication adherence, these studies were conducted in Western settings, not in Asian settings where cultural and religious orientations may be different. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of cultural orientation and religiosity on social support… CONTINUE READING