Acceptability of the Medication Adherence for Patients Support intervention to improve adherence to patients prescribed medications for hypertension or comorbidities, as an adjunct to primary care:A qualitative study

Kassavou, Aikaterini, Houghton, Vikki, Edwards, Simon, Brimicombe, James, Wilson, Edward ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8369-1577, Griffin, Simon and Sutton, Steven (2021) Acceptability of the Medication Adherence for Patients Support intervention to improve adherence to patients prescribed medications for hypertension or comorbidities, as an adjunct to primary care:A qualitative study. Journal of Health Psychology, 26 (1). pp. 168-180. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

Tailored interventions delivered via text and voice messages can improve adherence to multiple medications. However, no such intervention has been developed in the UK primary-care setting. We conducted focus groups with 12 patients with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or both conditions, presumed to be non-adherent and recruited from deprived neighborhoods, to assess the acceptability and inform the development of an intervention to provide ongoing support for adherence, as an adjunct to primary-care consultations. Patients recommended ways to improve the tailored content and delivery of the intervention; like highly interactive messages to report both medication taking and determinants of medication adherence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: focused group interviews,hypertension,medication adherence,type 2 diabetes,applied psychology,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3202
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 13:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 22:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/71983
DOI: 10.1177/1359105318819051

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