Do drug information needs and health literacy affect kidney transplant patients’ adherence to immunosuppressant drugs?
- At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
- Type: Presentations + Posters
- By: PRADEL, Françoise (University of Maryland, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Baltimore, United States of America)
- Co-author(s): Campbell, M.P. (University of Maryland, Baltimore, United States of America)
Li, M. (University of Maryland, Baltimore, United States of America)
Background:Non adherence to immunosuppressant (IS) drugs affects 20% to 50% of kidney transplant recipients. Aims:The role of drug information needs and health literacy on immunosuppressant (IS) drugs adherence was explored. We hypothesized that patients with unmet IS drug information needs and low health literacy would have suboptimal IS drug.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.