Improving Patient Treatment Adherence

A Clinician's Guide

  • Hayden Bosworth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hayden B. Bosworth
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kelli Allen, Miriam C. Morey
    Pages 9-38
  4. William S. Yancy Jr, Corrine I. Voils
    Pages 39-67
  5. Hayden B. Bosworth
    Pages 68-94
  6. Lesley Rohrer, Brigid Lynn, Mike Hill, Laura J. Fish, Lori A. Bastian
    Pages 97-122
  7. Jennifer M. Gierisch, Lori A. Bastian
    Pages 123-150
  8. Jeanette R. Chin, Geeta K. Swamy, Serina E. Floyd, Lori A. Bastian
    Pages 151-177
  9. Rebecca A. Shelby, Francis J. Keefe
    Pages 179-214
  10. Jennifer L. Strauss, Vito S. Guerra, Christine E. Marx, A. Meade Eggleston, Patrick S. Calhoun
    Pages 215-240
  11. Carol D. Saur, David C. Steffens
    Pages 241-257
  12. A. Meade Eggleston, Jennifer L. Strauss, Vito S. Guerra, Patrick S. Calhoun
    Pages 289-309
  13. Alex R. Kemper, Elizabeth Landolfo, Emmanuel B. Walter
    Pages 311-320
  14. S. Nicole Hastings, Janine C. Kosmoski, Jason M. Moss
    Pages 321-340
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 341-358

About this book


Virtually all medical and behavioral health treatments require at least some degree of patient adherence to succeed. Despite the relationship between health behaviors and outcomes, little attention is paid to developing proven methods for identifying and addressing patient non-adherence. Improving Patient Treatment Adherence: A Clinician’s Guide offers new and updated information on the subject by focusing on practical tactics for clinicians that can improve patient adherence to a wide variety of treatments. This book is organized by behaviors—looking at topics that range from dietary adherence and smoking cessation to chronic pain, HIV and substance abuse—and examines the impact of patient non-adherence, including costs, clinical outcomes, and health-related quality of life. Helpful tables, questions, and scoring algorithms make this book a useful guide for any practicing physician.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hayden Bosworth
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5865-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5866-2
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