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A new health care professional-based model for medication adherence

Authors Amir M, Feroz Z, Beg AE

Received 23 April 2018

Accepted for publication 24 July 2018

Published 10 October 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 2085—2091


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Johnny Chen

Muhammad Amir,1,2 Zeeshan Feroz,2,3 Anwar Ejaz Beg2

1Pharmacy Services, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan; 2Faculty of Pharmacy, Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan; 3Department of Basic Sciences, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: This paper presents a practice-based conceptual (theoretical) model to address medication adherence. The study reviews literature for different rationales of medication adherence and its associated factors. It also reviews the interventions involved in improving medication adherence and its effect. It is known that many interventions applied have not received great success owing to the fact that they have not been employed in regular clinical practice. Furthermore, models or theories utilized for different interventions were based on patient perspective only. The model presented in the paper is based on health care professionals’ perspective, with an aim to be employed in clinical practice. The model framework is based on five premises on the basis of which the two dynamics, patient and health care professional, work. The model is presented with a graphical representation and exemplary procedural framework. It is also compared to other related procedural models. It is suggested that using such a model will allow medication adherence as an integral part of health care outcomes.

Keywords: medication adherence, practice model, health care professional, theoretical concept, pharmacy practice

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