Journal article

Adherence to multiple, prescribed medications in diabetic kidney disease: A qualitative study of consumers' and health professionals' perspectives

Allison F Williams, Elizabeth Manias, Rowan Walker

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Individuals are adherent to approximately 50% of their prescribed medications, which decreases when multiple, chronic conditions are involved. OBJECTIVE: To examine factors affecting adherence to multiple prescribed medications for consumers with co-existing diabetes and chronic kidney disease (diabetic kidney disease) from the time of prescription to the time they took their medications. DESIGN: A descriptive exploratory design was used incorporating in-depth interviews and focus groups. SETTING: The diabetes and nephrology departments of two metropolitan, public hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 23 consumers with diabetic kidney disease pa..

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