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dc.contributor.advisorFeely, John
dc.contributor.authorBarron, T. Ian
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-24T17:12:31Z
dc.date.available2016-11-24T17:12:31Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationT. Ian Barron, 'Prescription refill models of medication taking behaviour', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2009, pp 249
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8804
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/77858
dc.description.abstractMedication taking can be defined in terms of two separate and distinct behaviours; adherence and persistence. These behaviours represent the ways in which a patient may take a treatment correctly; namely, acting in accordance with the prescribed interval and dosage of the treatment (adherence) and continuing the treatment for the prescribed duration of time (persistence). Prescription refill records are an invaluable resource for the efficient and objective assessment of medication taking behaviours in large numbers of patients, over extended periods of time. They can provide otherwise unobtainable information about the pattern and timing of drug exposure and the determinants and consequences of non-adherence and non-persistence. The use and validity of prescription refill records for the measurement of adherence has however been the subject of a number of recent criticisms. The most significant of these is the contention that; while prescription refill records are suitable for the measurement of treatment duration (persistence) they are unsuitable for the measurement of treatment execution (adherence), because they are unable to provide an adequate distinction between non-adherent and non- persistent behaviours.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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dc.subjectPharmacology and Therapeutics, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titlePrescription refill models of medication taking behaviour
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 249
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