[e-Health interventions and improvement in treatment adherence]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 158, 0, (2014), pp. A8460
Article / Letter to editor
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
SubjectRadboudumc 14: Tumours of the digestive tract RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences; Radboudumc 16: Vascular damage RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences; Radboudumc 18: Healthcare improvement science RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences; Radboudumc 4: lnfectious Diseases and Global Health RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
- Poor adherence to medication is one of the most important determinants in the treatment of patients with chronic disorders.- e-Health-based interventions may be able to improve treatment adherence.- This article gives an overview of the available e-Health interventions and the extent to which they can improve adherence.- We searched in the PubMed, Cinahl, PsycInfo, and Embase databases for e-Health interventions that aimed at improving adherence to treatment.- Of the 16 included studies, 15 used a website and one used an app.- Ten studies showed a significant improvement in treatment adherence by using the intervention.- e-Health interventions were generally complex.- Simple interventions were the most successful in improving treatment adherence.
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