To support healthcare professionals in improving adherence, a series of articles has been developped to provide digestible learning resources around the role behavior science plays in adherence, including practical insights relating to therapy areas. The articles provide a useful companion to a series of masterclasses where the subjects of adherence and behavioral science are explored in more depth.

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Tackling medication adherence with King’s College London by broadening access to further medical education

Poor adherence to medicine is considered an important public health issue, with wide-ranging implications – on people, societies, and economies alike. Abbott has signed an educational grant with King’s College London to provide healthcare professionals from emerging countries access to resources and trainings on behavioral science in order to improve medication adherence. A key public…

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Improving medication adherence through a collaborative approach with the CfBI Medical Adherence and Digital Health consortium

Abbott is proud to work with CfBI Medical Adherence and Digital Health consortium, which brings together powerful stakeholders and decision makers from across healthcare encompassing organizations from the pharmaceutical, pharmacy, contract research, technology, patient advocacy, insurance, and health care professional sectors – advised by leading academics. This is taking a collaborative pan industry approach to…

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First patients enrolled in my a:care clinical trial in Thailand

Trial of an estimated 150 participants will evaluate treatment adherence rate in dyslipidemic patients using my a:care my a:care is a unique mobile application to tackle the lack of adherence in patients, using proven behavioral science techniques, and it is available in emerging countries where access to care can be challenging Globally, more than 50%…

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The COM-B framework and its use in explaining non-adherence

For patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, there are a variety of reasons why they may not adhere to treatment. Some of these are modifiable. There is therefore a need for a comprehensive framework that assesses and understands adherence. COM-B is a framework that encompasses Capability, Opportunity and Motivation, allowing a precise understanding of the relationship…

Gastroenterology

Patient Support Programs: personalized digital adherence support

Patient support programs (PSPs) are designed to help patients with their conditions, including adherence They incorporate digital elements, including mobile health technologies Effective PSPs are personalized to individual patients, based on behavioral science techniques What are PSPs? Patient Support Programs are specifically designed to help patients in understanding their condition and taking medications directly. They…

Gastroenterology

Tools for the assessment of adherence

Combining measures and survey tools with objective measures can help to characterize patient health behaviors, with the potential to increase adherence Quantitative methods can be used to characterize health behavior Measures and survey tools are useful mechanisms to gain an understanding of health behavior, thereby providing effective support to patients in managing their own conditions.…

Gastroenterology

Behavioral approaches to changing adherence

Commonly used behavioral change techniques may not always be effective in changing behavior Utilizing techniques such as motivational interviewing may be useful in changing patient adherence behavior Commonly used behavior-change strategies Commonly used behavioral change techniques may not always be the most effective methods of changing behavior.1 For example, presenting threatening information may not have…

Gastroenterology