Non-adherence to medication is a chronic problem that impacts on healthcare professionals and patients alike. In psoriasis, a condition that presents patients with frequent and disabling physical, psychological and social effects, studies consistently suggest that up to 40 of patients do not use their medication as directed. It is known that medication adherence rates are lower for topical treatment than for systemic treatment. Keywords. Topical therapy Compliance Adherence Psoriasis Questionnaire TTAQ. Search terms included combinations of Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms and keywords like dialysis/haemodialysis, renal replacement therapy, end-stage renal disease, chronic renal failure, adherence/nonadherence, compliance/non-compliance, drug/medication, and regimen/schedule. Thorneloe RJ, Bundy C, Griffiths CE, Ashcroft DM, Cordingley L (2013) Adherence to medication in patients with psoriasis: a systematic literature review.
For each condition of interest, Medical Subject Headings (MesH) and text terms related to adherence and interventions were identified. This was either a specific validated questionnaire to measure adherence: Morisky Medication Adherence Score or Compliance Questionnaire on Rheumatology 15, 21 or a measure based on data independent from the patient: concentration of medication or metabolites 11, 26, refill data from pharmacies or pill count 10, 14, 23. Search terms combined disease terms (psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis) with study types (cohort, epidemiologic, follow-up, longitudinal, prospective, registries, Phase IV, observational). Cross-sectional studies are useful for assessing prevalence and describing specific characteristics of the disease, for example clinical and demographic characteristics, patient and provider perceptions of effectiveness, tolerability and compliance. R: Medication Adherence and Health Care Costs Associated With Biologics in Medicaid-Enrolled Patients With Psoriasis. Patient programs that aim at improving medication adherence or persistence play an essential role in optimizing care.
Patient Compliance and Medication Adherence Statistics: References and Practical Medication Reminders for individual patients from e-pill. Adherence to and Utilization Patterns of Adalimumab in Patients With Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis in Greece (CONCORDIA). Additional relevant MeSH terms: Psoriasis Skin Diseases Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous. The hypothesis is that psoriatic plaques which are treated with Taclonex ointment under a hydrogel patch will be more effectively treated compared to psoriatic plaques treated with Taclonex alone. The occlusive dressing will be removed by the patient if he/she experiences warmth, irritation, increased erythema, and/or itching. Subject is considered unreliable as to medication compliance or adherence to scheduled appointments as determined by the investigators. Additional relevant MeSH terms: Psoriasis Skin Diseases Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous.
Plos One: Interventions To Improve Adherence In Patients With Immune-mediated Inflammatory Disorders: A Systematic Review
Poor adherence and compliance are significant problems in MS patients. Noncompliance may be as high as 46 for patients on MS injectable agents. Dimethyl fumarate (formally known as BG-12) has been studied previously in Germany as a treatment for psoriasis. It was observed that in a few patients who also had MS, symptoms improved when psoriasis was treated. Official Title: Optimising Outpatient Care in Mild to Moderate Psoriasis by a Newly Developed ‘Topical Treatment Optimising Programme’ – an International Study Using Daivobet /Dovobet Gel Resource links provided by NLM:. For week 8, the rate of patients with a PGA (as defined by Langley and Ellis 2004) of 0 or 1 will be calculated. The study addresses the effect of the relationship between the patient and the health care professional, one of the important factors that can affect treatment adherence and therapeutic efficacy. Additional relevant MeSH terms: Psoriasis Skin Diseases Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous. Conclusions: We can conclude that although SMS reminders are used with different patient groups in health care, SMS is less systematically studied with randomized controlled trial study design. The search terms (or equivalent index terms and free-text words) for each of the databases were used to ensure a broad coverage of published studies in our review.