Journal article

Factors associated with intentional and unintentional non-adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy following breast cancer

J Brett, D Fenlon, M Boulton, NJ Hulbert-Williams, FM Walter, P Donnelly, B Lavery, A Morgan, C Morris, E Watson

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) following breast cancer is known to be suboptimal despite its known efficacy in reducing recurrence and mortality. This study aims to investigate factors associated with non-adherence and inform the development of interventions to support women and promote adherence. A questionnaire survey to measure level of adherence, side effects experienced, beliefs about medicine, support received and socio-demographic details was sent to 292 women 2-4 years post breast cancer diagnosis. Differences between non-adherers and adherers to AET were explored, and factors associated with intentional and unintentional non-adherence are reported. Approximately one q..

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