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Medical adherence to intranasal corticosteroids in adult patients

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Title
Medical adherence to intranasal corticosteroids in adult patients
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, September 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.bjorl.2016.06.007
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Emre Ocak, Baran Acar, Deniz Kocaöz

Abstract

The adherence to medical treatment in allergic rhinitis (AR) is poorly evaluated in clinical practice. To evaluate adherence to intranasal corticosteroids (ICS) in the treatment of allergic rhinitis AR patients. This prospective study was conducted on adult patients who were admitted to the outpatient clinic of the otolaryngology department tertiary hospital. Patients diagnosed with moderate to severe persistent AR and who had not used any nasal sprays were enrolled in the study. The patients were provided with mometasone furoate nasal sprays. On the 30th day, all participants filled out a questionnaire regarding the factors that may have influenced their adherence to the treatment. Afterwards, each patient filled out the Turkish-language-validated Morisky Medical Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) form. Each factor that may have affected adherence to the prescribed medication was evaluated according to the MMAS-8 score and all variables were analyzed statistically. Fifty-nine adult patients with a mean age of 32.5 years (range 21-52 years) were included in the study. The mean overall MMAS-8 score was 3.64. Two factors were significantly related to low adherence: number of dependent children (p=0.001) and benefit from the medication (p=0.001). In addition, patients with higher education levels seemed to be more adherent than the rest of the group. Clinicians must keep in mind the factors related to non-adherence in order to achieve better treatment outcomes. Therefore, based on our results, patients must be informed that medications should be taken properly regardless of the benefit, and the treatment should be scheduled with respect to daily activities, particularly for patients caring for more than two children.

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Unknown 9 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 33%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 22%
Unknown 4 44%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 11%
Neuroscience 1 11%
Unknown 5 56%

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