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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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MOURAO-JUNIOR, Carlos Alberto  and  SOUZA, André Bedendo de. Medication adherence: some considerations. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.1, n.1, pp. 96-107. ISSN 2236-6407.

Medication compliance has been studied and discussed in the literature by many professionals. Its importance is crucial for the treatment of a patient and for the improvement of his health. The adherence process involves a wide variety of factors. Among these, the patient's personal assumption directly interferes in compliance. Thus, a particular vision of each patient is fundamental for the understanding of adherence or non adherence to therapy. This article aims to approach the variables involved and strategies to assess and promote adherence, as reflections that can ripen this discussion, especially as regards the patient as a crucial part of the adhesion process.

Keywords : compliance; adherence; medication.

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