Adherence to treatment according to the psychologist

Authors: Šárka Slabá
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze
Published in: AtheroRev 2017; 2(1): 21-24
Category: Reviews


The most common causes of morbidity and mortality have currently been chronic multifactorial diseases, in connection with the treatment of which the term adherence has been mentioned quite frequently. The treatment of most diseases is dependent on the active cooperation between the patient and the doctor. It begins with (non)use of the medication as well as (non) keeping the regime recommendations and ends with an overall change of the lifestyle. It used to be rather common to evaluate the failures of therapy only by the reduced compliance on the part of the patient. It was ingrain­ed in the role of the doctor as almost absolute authority. Currently, a model of the patient being a partner to the doctor and being co-responsible for the treatment on the basis of all the available information provided by the doctor has been realized. To increase the effectiveness of treatment, it is necessary to create a therapeutic relationship between the doctor and the patient and not only “cure” the patient.

Key words:
adherence, compliance, motivational talks, intervention


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