Patients' perspectives on anti-epileptic medication: relationships between beliefs about medicines and adherence among patients with epilepsy in UK primary care

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Chapman, S.C.E.; Horne, R.; Chater, A.; Hukins, D.; Smithson, W.H.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
  • Journal: volume 31,pages312-320issn: 1525-5050
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.10.016
  • Subject: Epilepsy | Medicine adherence | Antiepileptic drugs | Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire | Perceived Sensitivity to Medicines scale | BMQ | Clinical Neurology | Behavioral Neuroscience | Primary care | Antiepileptic drugs, Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ), Epilepsy, Medicine adherence, Perceived Sensitivity to Medicines (PSM) scale, Primary care, Adult, Aged, Anticonvulsants, Culture, Epilepsy, Female, Great Britain, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Male, Medication Adherence, Middle Aged, Perception, Primary Health Care, Severity of Illness Index | PSM | Neurology

Background: Nonadherence to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can result in suboptimal outcomes for patients. Aim: This study aimed to assess the utility of a theory-based approach to understanding patient perspectives on AEDs and adherence. Method: Patients with epilepsy, ide... View more
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