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Self-Reported Medication Adherence Scale

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's adherence to a therapeutic drug regimen using the 4-item scale of Morisky et al.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

compliance/adherence

ICD-10:

Z91.1

Description:

Morisky et al used a 4-item questionnaire to evaluate patient compliance with a drug regimen. The questionnaire is brief and can be integrated into most clinical encounters. It is particularly useful in chronic conditions treated by medication like hypertension. The authors are from UCLA, University of Texas at Houston and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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