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
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..View full abstract
This work is supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant.