Role of habit in treatment adherence among adults with cystic fibrosis

HOO, Zhe Hui, GARDNER, Benjamin, ARDEN, Madelynne, WATERHOUSE, Simon, WALTERS, Stephen J, CAMPBELL, Michael J, HIND, Daniel, MAGUIRE, Chin, DEWAR, Jane and WILDMAN, Martin J (2018). Role of habit in treatment adherence among adults with cystic fibrosis. Thorax.

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Among adults with cystic fibrosis (CF), medication adherence is low and reasons for low adherence are poorly understood. Our previous exploratory study showed that stronger 'habit' (ie, automatically experiencing an urge to use a nebuliser) was associated with higher nebuliser adherence. We performed a secondary analysis of pilot trial data (n=61) to replicate the earlier study and determine whether habit-adherence association exists in other cohorts of adults with CF. In this study, high adherers also reported stronger habit compared with low adherers. Habit may be a promising target for self-management interventions. ACtiF pilot, ISRCTN13076797. [Abstract copyright: © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.]

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Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router. ** History: received 20-12-2017; revised 15-05-2018; accepted 21-05-2018.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cystic fibrosis, psychology
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
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SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 07:30

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