Development and validation of a new test to directly measure patient adherence to prescribed antihypertensive medications: a study of adherence rates to dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers.

Grant number: 100961 | Funding period: 2016 - 2017

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Abstract

Our previous studies have shown that older groups are more likely to present with advanced melanoma and that over half the deaths from melanoma occur in males over the age of 50. Early detection of melanoma in this group could therefore be expected to result in a major reduction in mortality from the disease. The reason for presentation with more advanced melanoma appears to be due to a high frequency of melanoma at hard to see sites such as the back and a form of melanoma (nodular melanoma) that is hard to recognise in its early stages. Older people also are less able to recognise changes of melanoma. Our previous studies also showed that both doctors and lay people have poor ability to rec..

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