Poor adherence or compliance to treatment has major medical, psychological and economic consequences. This monographs provides comprehensive coverage of issues and research in the area of adherence and treatment in medical conditions. It covers all aspects within this field and includes chapters on the role of doctor-patient communications; memory; adherence in specific groups, such as children and the elderly; adherence to different treatments, such as diet and exercise; and reviews of adherence in specific conditions, such as diabetes and asthma.

part |24 pages


chapter 1|24 pages

Concepts and Issues in Adherence

ByLynn B. Myers, Kenny Midence

part |136 pages

General issues in adherence to treatment

chapter 2|26 pages

Predicting Treatment Adherence: an Overview of Theoretical Models

ByRobert Horne, John Weinman

chapter 3|32 pages

Doctor-Patient Communication and Adherence to Treatment

ByLorraine M. Noble

chapter 5|19 pages

Prospective Memory and Medicine Taking

ByJudi Ellis

chapter 6|28 pages

Health Promotion: Empowering Choice

ByKeith Tones

part |124 pages

Adherence in particular groups

chapter 7|29 pages

Adherence to Treatment in Children

ByMandy Bryon

chapter 8|31 pages

Adherence in Pregnancy

ByDeborah Rosenblatt

chapter 9|31 pages

Adherence and the Elderly

ByJames C. McElnay, C. Rosaleen McCallion

chapter 10|30 pages

Adherence in Ethnic Minorities : The Case of South Asians in Britain

ByMary Sissons Joshi

part |98 pages

Adherence to different treatments

chapter 11|26 pages

Adherence to Medication: A Review of Existing Research

ByRobert Horne

chapter 12|32 pages

Adherence to Lipid-Lowering Dietary Advice

ByKathryn Nicholson Perry, Lorna Rapoport, Jane Wardle

chapter 13|20 pages

Adherence to Prescribed Exercise

ByFiona Jones, Peter Harris, Laura McGee

chapter 14|20 pages

Adherence to Physiotherapy

ByE.M. Sluijs, J.J. Kerssens, J. van der Zee, L.B. Myers

part |133 pages

Adherence in specific conditions

chapter 15|39 pages

Adherence and Asthma

ByChristopher Hand

chapter 16|31 pages

Adherence and Diabetes

ByLaura Warren, Paula Hixenbaugh

chapter 17|18 pages

Adherence in Children with Renal Disease

ByAnthony L. Schwartz

chapter 18|24 pages

Adherence in Hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease

ByYori Gidron

chapter 19|19 pages

Adherence Issues in Methadone Treatments for Opiate Dependence

ByJames Elander