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||Agh, T., Domotor, P., Bartfai, Z., Inotai, A., Fujsz, E., & Meszaros, A. (2015). Relationship Between Medication Adherence and Health-Related Quality of Life in Subjects With COPD: A Systematic Review. Respiratory Care, 60 (2), 297-303. doi: 10.4187/respcare.03123
||chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, medication adherence, medication compliance, quality of life, patient outcome assessment, respiratory therapy
||Reviews seven studies the had data on the relationship between health-related quality of life (QOL) and medication adherence, of which three found no correlation, three a positive and two a negative. Suggests that non-adherence may lead to good quality of life, but good quality of life may lead patients with COPD to cut back on their medications. Concludes that a longitudinal view is necessary.
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