Measuring compliance with drug regimens after renal transplantation: comparison of self-report and clinician rating with electronic monitoring
Butler, Janet A., Peveler, Robert C., Roderick, Paul, Horne, Robert and Mason, Juan C. (2004) Measuring compliance with drug regimens after renal transplantation: comparison of self-report and clinician rating with electronic monitoring. Transplantation, 77, (5), 786-789.
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Nonadherence to immunosuppressants in renal transplant recipients is a major factor affecting graft survival, but it is difficult to detect accurately in clinical practice. Adherence was measured in 153 adult renal transplant recipients using self-report questionnaires and interview, clinician rating, and cyclosporine levels. The sensitivity and specificity of these measures were determined by comparison with electronic monitoring in a randomly selected subsample of 58 subjects. Measures of adherence in current clinical use do not perform well when tested against electronic monitoring. Self-report at a confidential interview was the best measure of adherence for the detection of both missed doses and erratic timing of medication. However, the use of a confidential interview is not directly applicable to a clinical setting. Further research on how best to facilitate disclosure in clinical settings may be the best way to develop adherence measures for use in routine practice.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
|Date Deposited:||31 Mar 2006|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 11:45|
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