Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens: 2nd Edition - download pdf or read online

By Michael A. Rapoff (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1441905693

ISBN-13: 9781441905697

It was known as noncompliance, and the sufferers themselves known as difficult. yet whatever the terminology, children’s reluctance or failure to decide to prescribed regimens reduces the effectiveness of remedy, usually resulting in extra care, greater expenditures, and critical, even lethal, issues.

Reflecting a unmarried, authoritative voice, the second one variation of Adherence to Pediatric clinical Regimens analyzes in accomplished scientific aspect the criteria that have an effect on children’s and teenagers’ dedication to therapy – from developmental matters to the impression of oldsters, friends, and others of their orbit – and gives empirically sound guidance for encouraging adherence. It cautions opposed to viewing younger consumers as miniature grownups or thinning out grownup info, advocating in its place for a extra nuanced knowing of the inhabitants and a collaborative dating among practitioner and client.

Critical components of curiosity to clinicians and researchers in pediatrics are introduced into transparent concentration because the book:

  • Provides an summary of adherence premiums to power and acute illness regimens and examines universal adherence difficulties in little ones and teens.
  • Details results of nonadherence and correlates of adherence.
  • Critiques significant adherence theories and their scientific implications.
  • Discusses the variety of adherence evaluation measures.
  • Reviews academic, behavioral and different innovations for making improvements to adherence.
  • Offers how one can translate study into pediatric scientific adherence.

This up to date version of Adherence to Pediatric scientific Regimens is a vital reference for someone fascinated by enhancing wellbeing and fitness results in kids, specifically clinicians, researchers, and graduate scholars in psychiatry in addition to pediatric, medical baby, and wellbeing and fitness psychology.

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For example, adolescence is a relatively static variable. Parents and providers cannot just “wait out” this developmental period with the hope that patients will be more adherent as they get older. , how parents decrease their monitoring of regimen tasks during this period). The following clinical implications focus on modifiable variables that can be altered to improve adherence. Patient/Family Correlates. One clear overarching implication is that the family needs to be the focus of interventions to improve adherence (La Greca, 1990).

Because the presence of increased symptoms has been associated with poorer adherence, clinicians should assist patients and families in simultaneously monitoring symptoms and adherence. Then, when adherence-enhancing strategies are introduced, they can be more aware of how adherence impacts symptoms and disease course. Also, if patients and families fail to see improved symptom control in spite of adequate adherence, they can negotiate with their physician about changes that can be made in the regimen to improve symptom control.

2002). , 2001). Existing theories used to generate predictive models may also need to be modified when applied to minority samples. For example, Patino et al. (2005) found no support for Health Belief Model factors (perceived severity and cues to action) in predicting adherence among a sample of primarily African-American children with diabetes. Knowledge. , 1986). , 1980). , 2003). A different picture emerges with parental knowledge about their child’s disease and treatment. , 1990). Patient Adjustment and Coping.

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