University of Hertfordshire

  • Sarah Jane Besser
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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusIn preparation - 14 May 2017


The purpose of this intervention was to ascertain the feasibility of an intervention to promote Adherence to Osteoporosis Medication (ATOM). This was carried out with eight women with osteoporosis. The adherence intervention was based upon the findings of the previously described intervention development studies and underpinned by two behaviour change theories; the extended Self-Regulatory Model (Leventhal et al, 1984; Horne, 1997a) and the Extended Parallel Process Model (Witte, 1998). The intervention comprised: psychoeducation, motivational interviewing components and implementation intentions (action-planning). Adherence increased for 7/8 research participants, whereby it appears that the mechanism for this increased adherence was through raising self-efficacy and understanding of the condition and medication.

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