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Patients’ health and medication beliefs contribute to intentional medication non-adherence.
Interventions to improve intentional medication non-adherence must be patient-centred. Strategies such as team-based care and motivational interviewing should be considered.
Adherence to prescribed medication is estimated to occur in only 50% of patients. As the numbers of comorbid conditions and medications increase, the risk of medication non-adherence also increases. Interventions to improve medication adherence are often complex, multifactorial and individualised.1 Rooted in this individualised approach is a need to understand the behavioural motivations …
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