Addressing challenges in developing a core domain set in adherence interventions in rheumatology: A report from the OMERACT-Adherence Group

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  • Objective. The OMERACT-Adherence meeting was convened to discuss the conceptual and methodological challenges in developing a core domain set (Adherence-CDS) for trials of interventions for medication adherence in rheumatology. Methods. Forty participants from nine countries participated. Results. Four ideas emerged: for adherence trials, the Adherence-CDS could include adherence and the condition-specific CDS; many factors affect adherence and are intervention targets, contextual factors, or outcome domains; adherence is a critical factor in drug trials; and standardized adherence measures are needed. Conclusion. Despite the challenges, the meeting clarified an approach to developing an Adherence-CDS that complements existing OMERACT work and methodology.
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  • 7594505
  • Author List

  • Kelly A; Bartlett SJ; De Wit MP; Beaton DE; Dawson T; Evans V; Gill M; Hassett G; March L; Scholte-Voshaar M
  • Start Page

  • 1202
  • End Page

  • 1206
  • Volume

  • 46
  • Issue

  • 9