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
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 ..View full abstract
Supported by the Clinical Haematology & Nursing Research, Royal Children's Hospital.