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Anticipate Challenges

Be Specific in Planning Ahead and Removing Obstacles to Treatment Success
WithScott A. Simpson, Anna K. McDowell

Clinicians want to help patients successfully adhere to treatment, but their optimism may be guarded by prior experiences of patients’ non-adherence. This chapter offers a technique for anticipating challenges to adherence through an assessment of the patient’s prior challenges. An approach for generating solutions to these obstacles and also enhancing adherence to treatment is presented. Shortcomings of this technique are reviewed.