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Specific, but not general beliefs about medicines are associated with medication adherence in patients with COPD, but not asthma: Cohort study in a population of people with chronic pulmonary disease

Fischer, Wiebke ; Brandstetter, Susanne ; Brandl, Magdalena ; Finger, Tamara ; Böhmer, Merle M. ; Pfeifer, Michael ; Apfelbacher, Christian



Abstract

Background: Beliefs about medicines are regarded as influencing factors on medication adherence (Horne, 1997). Adherence levels in patients with chronic pulmonary diseases are low (Bourbeau and Bartlett, 2008; Sumino and Cabana, 2013). A better understanding of the predictive role of patients' beliefs about medicines for adherence might be a crucial step to improve medication adherence. ...

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