How to detect non-adherence and improve adherence
- At: 2005 FIP Congress in Cairo (Egypt)
- Type: Presentation
- By: HOLLAND, Ross William (Management Sciences for Health, Capacity Building and Training, Bowie, United States of America)
We all know that adherence to treatment of chronic diseases is a worldwide problem. In developed countries this averages only 50%. Poor adherence severely compromises the effectiveness of treatments of diseases such as asthma, diabetes, cancer, depression, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, tuberculosis as well as the effective treatment of smoking.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.