Predicting adherence to prophylactic medication in adolescents with asthma: an application of the ASE-model

S.M. van Es, A.A. Kaptein, P.D. Bezemer, A.F. Nagelkerke, V.T. Colland, L.M. Bouter

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    Abstract

    An explanatory framework, referred to as the attitude/social influence/self-efficacy-model (ASE-model), was utilised to explain future self-reported adherence of adolescents to daily inhaled prophylactic asthma medication. The objective was to investigate the long-term influence of these earlier reported cognitive variables and other psychological and medical determinants on self-reported adherence 1 year later. Data were collected, via a questionnaire, from 86 adolescents with asthma (aged 11 through 18 years) recruited from outpatient clinics. Adherence was assessed by asking the patients to give themselves a report mark for adherence. The results of the multiple regression analyses showed that the three major ASE-variables were predictors of self-reported adherence to a moderate degree (R
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)165-171
    JournalPatient Education and Counseling
    Volume47
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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