Beyond Refills: Promoting Adherence to Optimize Outcomes

  • Maria Duenas
  • Juan P. Wisnivesky
  • Alex FedermanEmail author
Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)


In this chapter, we describe the problem of low adherence to asthma self-management behaviors and discuss the multiple factors, such as psychosocial, functional, and cognitive, that may lead to intentional or nonintentional nonadherence to medications. We then discuss a variety of tools and strategies that clinicians and health systems can employ to assess and address patients that are nonadherent to self-management.


Medication adherence Self-management behaviors Psychosocial factors Assessment Interventions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Duenas
    • 1
  • Juan P. Wisnivesky
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alex Federman
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of General Internal MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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