Adherence in Dermatology

  • Scott A. Davis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. What Is Known About Adherence Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nazmine Sohi, Scott A. Davis
      Pages 3-5
    3. Imran Aslam, Michael E. Farhangian, Steven R. Feldman
      Pages 7-16
    4. Ruth Blair, Girish Gupta
      Pages 17-27
    5. Katrina Hutton Carlsen, Karen Marie Carlsen, Jørgen Serup
      Pages 29-35
  3. Methods of Measuring Adherence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Scott A. Davis, Steven R. Feldman
      Pages 39-52
    3. Scott A. Davis, Steven R. Feldman
      Pages 53-59
    4. Dina Vind-Kezunovic, Jørgen Vedelskov Serup
      Pages 69-74
  4. Adherence in Specific Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Scott A. Davis, Xi Tan, Stephanie Snyder, Ian Crandell, Amir Al-Dabagh, Hsien-Chang Lin et al.
      Pages 77-99
    3. Katrina Hutton Carlsen, Adel Olasz, Karen Marie Carlsen, Jørgen Serup
      Pages 101-119
    4. Hélène Aubert, Sébastien Barbarot
      Pages 121-131
    5. Chantal Jackson, Howard I. Maibach
      Pages 133-139
  5. Strategies to Improve Adherence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Dennis A. Hopkinson, Andrew J. Huang, Karen E. Huang, Steven R. Feldman
      Pages 151-162
    3. Alyson Snyder, Arash Taheri
      Pages 163-169
    4. Scott A. Davis
      Pages 171-178

About this book


An essential, comprehensive, and practical guide to understanding, measuring, and modifying patients’ adherence behavior to optimize treatment outcomes, this book covers all major aspects of adherence in dermatology. The first section describes current knowledge on the magnitude and impact of nonadherence; the second outlines measuring adherence in the context of databases, trials and practice. The third section addresses adherence in key skin diseases and the fourth covers numerous strategies to improve adherence by mitigating specific patient barriers. All sections emphasize ways to optimize communication with patients: the foundation for producing successful health behavior change.

Low adherence helps explain why, despite effective treatments existing for all major dermatologic conditions, many patients still fail to improve. When clinicians endeavour to maximize adherence, with the aid of evidence-based strategies, these drugs will often realise their potential. This book devotes special attention to understanding why individuals may be nonadherent, so that each patient can receive a suitable treatment regimen, with a personalized plan of action.

This book is designed for clinicians at all levels, serving as both introductory training for medical students and residents, and an update on the field for experienced practitioners. Researchers and policymakers will also benefit from its coverage of research methods and the impact of nonadherence in specific diseases. Adherence in Dermatology bridges the gap between outcomes researchers and clinicians by explaining the latest findings in plain language, with examples from everyday dermatologic practice.


Acne Adherence measures Atopic dermatitis Behavior Change Behavioral Economics Biologic Treatment Clinical Assessment Electronic Monitoring Forgetfulness Healthcare Databases Model of Behavior Non-Attendance Patient Education Persistence Physician-Patient Relationship Psoriasis Rosacea Sun Protection Topical Treatment Treatment Selection

Editors and affiliations

  • Scott A. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Eshelman Sch of Pharma, CB#7355University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Adis, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30992-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30994-1
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