The overall goal was to provide a theoretical underpinning for an intervention to improve adherence to osteoporosis medication. This was a cross-sectional questionnaire study with a correlational design, which tested the relationship between the psychological constructs of two health psychology theories and adherence to osteoporosis medication. Given that medication adherence is particularly difficult to measure accurately, three different self-report measurements of adherence were used. Questionnaires were administered to research participants at a single time point. It was found that patients had a wide range of beliefs about their osteoporosis and medication. . Using multiple linear regression, three main psychological factors were found to be significant predictors of adherence: concerns about medication, motivation and self-efficacy.
|Publication status||In preparation - 4 Apr 2017|