Medication adherence in pediatric and adolescent liver transplant recipients.

TitleMedication adherence in pediatric and adolescent liver transplant recipients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsShemesh, E, Shneider BL, Savitzky JK, Arnott L, Gondolesi GE, Krieger NR, Kerkar N, Magid MS, Stuber ML, Schmeidler J, Yehuda R, Emre S
JournalPediatrics
Volume113
Issue4
Pagination825-32
Date Published2004 Apr
ISSN1098-4275
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Age Distribution, Age Factors, Caregivers, Child, Child, Preschool, Graft Rejection, Humans, Immunosuppressive Agents, Liver, Liver Transplantation, Patient Compliance, Questionnaires, Self Administration, Tacrolimus, Treatment Refusal
Abstract

Nonadherence to medications is a leading cause of morbidity in children and adolescents who have had a transplant, yet there are no published data about the use of different methods for detecting whether these children are taking their medications. There are also no published data about the age of transition at which a child assumes responsibility over taking the medications. This information is important if interventions to improve adherence are contemplated.

DOI10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01383.x
Alternate JournalPediatrics