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KLEIN, John Manuel  and  GONCALVES, Alda da Graça André. Therapeutical adherence in primary health care settings. PsicoUSF [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.2, pp. 113-120. ISSN 1413-8271.

In the last years the question of adherence to treatment regimes had been addressed by researches regarding a biopsicossocial perspective. Thus, the present study tries to analyze the prevalence of a especially component of health behaviors, namely therapeutic adherence, and at which level health perception influence that component. In order to that we developed and applied the QIAT (Informative Therapeutic Adherence Questionnaire) to a sample of Health Care Center utilizes (N = 273). Overall, the results showed that a negative adherence was not caused by lack of memory or changes at medication level. Further, the utilizes beliefs and attitudes regarding physicians and medicine showed the belief of an excessive medical prescription as also an exacerbated trust concerning therapeutical effects of medication by their physician and as also the physician's blaming of utilizes if treatment failure occurs.

Keywords : Therapeutic adherence; Medication; Beliefs; Health care center.

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