Session: Individualized adherence strategies and their impact on patient experience in women’s health
Non-adherence in women’s health can result in unintended pregnancies and poor management of menopause symptoms. Women may not use, adhere to, or discontinue contraception because of side effects, a “bad image” or simply forgetting to take it. As for menopause, which can afflict a woman for more than one-third of her life, women may forego treatment, according to Prof. Nappi, because they view it as a natural and inevitable part of their life rather than a medical condition that can be addressed. To increase and maintain adherence, healthcare providers must tailor treatment to individual patients, considering their wishes, expectations and priorities in the assessment of treatment options. For more about how healthcare providers can partner with patients to boost adherence in women’s health, watch the video below.
Prof. Johannes Bitzer
Prof. Rossella Nappi
Prof. Rob Horne