Adherence with prescribed therapies is a key factor in maintaining health in persons with chronic illnesses. The purpose of this descriptive study (which is one segment of a larger study being conducted to develop decision rules for early detection of infection or rejection in posttransplant patients) is to explore facilitators and barriers to adherence with home monitoring. Use of latent analysis revealed that the facilitators to adherence were health promotion, commitment to research, and following advice. Barriers to adherence were poor health status, laziness, and time conflict. Health professionals can use this information to plan strategies to promote adherence to home monitoring.
Facilitators and Barriers to Adherence With Home Monitoring Using Electronic Spirometry
Navid Sabati, Mariah Snyder, Cheryl Edin-Stibbe, Bruce Lindgren, Stanley Finkelstein; Facilitators and Barriers to Adherence With Home Monitoring Using Electronic Spirometry. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 2001; 12 (2): 178–185. doi:
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