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Developing the Diagnostic Adherence to Medication Scale (the DAMS) for use in clinical practice

Garfield, S; Eliasson, L; Clifford, S; Willson, A; Barber, N; (2012) Developing the Diagnostic Adherence to Medication Scale (the DAMS) for use in clinical practice. BMC Health Services Research , 12 , Article 350. 10.1186/1472-6963-12-350. Green open access

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Abstract

There is a need for an adherence measure, to monitor adherence services in clinical practice, which can distinguish between different types of non-adherence and measure changes over time. In order to be inclusive of all patients it needs to be able to be administered to both patients and carers and to be suitable for patients taking multiple medications for a range of clinical conditions. A systematic review found that no adherence measure met all these criteria. We therefore wished to develop a theory based adherence scale (the DAMS) and establish its content, face and preliminary construct validity in a primary care population.

Type: Article
Title: Developing the Diagnostic Adherence to Medication Scale (the DAMS) for use in clinical practice
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-350
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-350
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Garfield et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. PMCID: PMC3507707
Keywords: Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Male, Medication Adherence, Mental Recall, Models, Theoretical, Primary Health Care, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Self Report
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1384006
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