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dc.contributor.authorAl Qasem, A.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, F.
dc.contributor.authorClifford, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:39:43Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:39:43Z
dc.date.issued2011EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V17/04/17_4_2011_0356_0363.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118131
dc.description356-363EN
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviewed studies that have adherence to medication among patients with chronic conditions in Middle Eastern countries. A comprehensive literature search yielded 19 relevant studies. These focused on the extent and predictors of nonadinerence to medication across different conditions, including hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, diabetes, depression, schizophrenia and epilepsy. Estimated rates of nonadherence to medication ranged fro ml. 4% to 88%. This review confirms the existence of nonadherence as a problem among patients with chronic diseases and examines our understanding about the reasons and variables affecting patients' adherence to their medication in the Middle Eastern countries. However, the studies employed a wide range of methods, sometimes with limitations. Further work to determine the prevalence and causes of patients' nonadherence to medication in Middle Eastern countries is needed in order to recommend the best interventions to improve adherenceEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectChronic DiseaseEN
dc.subjectPatient ComplianceEN
dc.subject.meshMedication AdherenceEN
dc.titleAdherence to medication among chronic patients in Middle Eastern countries: review of studiesEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (‎4)‎, 356-363, 2011


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