Determinants of compliance with iron supplementation : supplies, side effects, or psychology ?
Iron deficiency anemia affects over 2 billion people.
Particularly at risk are pregnant women and young children.
Although distribution of iron supplements is practised in many antenatal care programs in developing countries, it has often been alleged that pregnant women do not take them.
Poor compliance arises not only because of patient behavior but also from factors out of the patient's control.
This paper presents the results of a review of the literature on medical compliance to determine whether iron supplementation is different from other medications, to assess the known levels of compliance, and to synthesize recommendations for improving compliance relevant to iron supplementation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fer, Chimiothérapie, Prévention, Anémie, Observance médicamenteuse, Programme sanitaire, Femme, Gestation, Système santé, Article synthèse, Pays en développement, Homme, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Iron, Chemotherapy, Prevention, Anemia, Drug compliance, Sanitary program, Woman, Pregnancy, Health system, Review, Developing countries, Human, Hemopathy
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199501.