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  1. Compliance with treatment regimens in chronic asymptomatic diseases.

    Article - En anglais

    At least one third of hospital admissions for heart failure result from noncompliance with therapeutic regimens, both dietary and pharmacologic.

    In chronic diseases, noncompliance with both lifestyle modification and medication regimens is a major health problem.

    Patients frequently stop taking their medications because they consider them ineffective or because they experience unpleasant side effects.

    In asymptomatic conditions, patients may believe they do not need the medication and may not even fill their prescription.

    If they do obtain the medications, they may forget to take them regularly.

    Educational efforts and behavioral techniques can improve patient compliance in chronic, asymptomatic conditions, but one of the most effective strategies remains improved patient-physician communication.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Insuffisance cardiaque, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Observance médicamenteuse, Recommandation alimentaire, Non existence, Relation médecin malade, Qualité vie, Asymptomatique, Maladie, Chronique, Stratégie, Article synthèse, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Education santé, Economie santé, Métabolisme pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heart failure, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Drug compliance, Dietary allowance, Non existence, Physician patient relation, Quality of life, Asymptomatic, Disease, Chronic, Strategy, Review, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Health education, Health economy, Metabolic diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0234064

    Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 11/06/1997.