Strategies for Better Treatment Adherence in Children

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(AUDIO) Chances are excellent that your young patients aren’t taking their medications as you’ve prescribed them.

Chances are excellent that your young patients aren’t taking their medications as you’ve prescribed them.

Are there effective strategies to help you boost treatment adherence in your pediatric patients with rheumatologic disease? That’s the question we put to D. Michael Rapoff, who is Ralph L. Smith Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Research and Scholarship in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. In the next 5 minutes, Dr Rapoff will outline strategies that can help promote adherence to therapy.

References:
-Rapoff MA. Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens. 2nd ed. New York: Springer; 2010.
-Rapoff M, Lindsley CB. Improving adherence to medical regimens for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2007;5:10. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17550635
-Rapoff MA. Management of adherence and chronic rheumatic disease in children and adolescents. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2006;20:301-314.

Strategies for Better Treatment Adherence in Children

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