Medication Adherence Didn’t Affect Patients’ Life Quality in Small Study

Medication Adherence Didn’t Affect Patients’ Life Quality in Small Study

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Medication Adherence Didn’t Affect Patients’ Life Quality in Small Study

  People with Parkinson’s disease who failed to take their medication as prescribed — meaning, were nonadherent — showed no difference in measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) than those who were fully adherent, a questionnaire study of a patient group found. This finding surprised its researchers, who noted “that in other disorders (e.g., hypertension, epilepsy, and heart failure), adherence to pharmacological treatment is commonly associated with better HRQoL.” They speculated this lack of connection may…

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