Medication adherence in pediatric and adolescent liver transplant recipients.
|Title||Medication adherence in pediatric and adolescent liver transplant recipients.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Shemesh, E, Shneider BL, Savitzky JK, Arnott L, Gondolesi GE, Krieger NR, Kerkar N, Magid MS, Stuber ML, Schmeidler J, Yehuda R, Emre S|
|Date Published||2004 Apr|
|Keywords||Adolescent, 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|
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.