Medication Taking in Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Synthesis
Mohammed A Rashid, Duncan Edwards, Fiona M Walter, Jonathan Mant
ANNALS OF FAMILY MEDICINE | ANNALS FAMILY MEDICINE | Published : 2014
PURPOSE: Despite the compelling evidence supporting cardiovascular medications in the secondary prevention of coronary artery disease, many patients discontinue treatment. In this synthesis, we sought to understand from a patient perspective the factors that promote medication persistence. METHODS: We systematically searched 7 databases (MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, SCOPUS, CINAHL, ASSIA, and SSCI) for published qualitative research about the medication-taking experiences of patients with coronary artery disease and their partners. Articles were assessed for quality using a modified CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme) checklist. Synthesis was undertaken using well-established meta-ethno..View full abstract
M.A.R. is funded by an NIHR academic clinical fellowship.