Does anybody know of evidence based formal method for assessing
adherence of participants to orally administered treatments in clinical trials? I am interested in CTIMP clinical trials, comparing orally administered medications with placebo medications.
- How is adherence assessed and presented - rate? of medications actually taken devided by total recommended, or by a
minimum? is that per day? per total course of treatment?
- What is an 'acceptable level/rate of aderence'?
- Does 'acceptable rate/level of adherence' vary depending on the type of treatment? condition? other factors?
Many thanks in anticipation.
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Dr Majid Artus PhD
NIHR Clinical Lecturer in General Practice
Arthritis Research UK Primary Care
Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences
Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
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