Journal article

Participant-reported Warfarin Adherence in Community-based Pediatric Patients

Shali Zhao, Aaliya Fanham, Jemma Stewart, Eva Franssen, Fiona Newall

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Warfarin is the most commonly prescribed anticoagulant for children in the outpatient setting in Australia. Pediatric patients likely have different challenges to warfarin adherence compared with their adult counterparts; however, little is known about warfarin adherence among this population. This study aimed to understand warfarin adherence among community-based pediatric patients by using an online survey design. The survey instrument incorporated parent or patient self-reported warfarin doses missed in the preceding month, a validated warfarin adherence assessment tool, the 13-item Self-Efficacy for Appropriate Medication use Scale (SEAMS-13), and an open-ended question asking about the ..

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