Category: Professional Posters
Adherence to treatment is a route to success on multidisciplinary medical attention. Adherence to treatment has been analyzed retrospectively, revising dates in which patients should have gone to the pharmacy in order to fill their prescription during 2017. We detected that most patients are willing to receive pharmaceutical counsel; also that patients had some problem understanding medical indications. This is a descriptive, experimental, retrospective and longitudinal study in order to acknowledge the degree of adherence of patients to their medical therapy. Adult patients were included in the study, with chronic diseases and attended at internal medicine. The Morisky-Green modified survey was used in order to measure medication adherence by patients. It is important to point out that pharmacist is not a popular part of the medical group in Mexico, which is why we point out that all patients who were interviewed were willing to participate. We asked 58 patients in 30 days, 54 ys old average, with polypharmacy of 6.2 medications/patient and 2.5 diagnosis/patient. From the Morisky-Green modified survey we know that 38% of them forget to take their medicines at the correct time, and almost none of the patients suspend their medication even though they feel well (only 8%).