Medication adherence: A method for designing context-aware reminders.

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Summary of "Medication adherence: A method for designing context-aware reminders."

Several interventions have been proposed to improve medication adherence including those using reminders. Context-aware reminders can be effective because they operate when the dose is due, has not been taken, and is still safe to take. Although very promising, we find that there is no method to design context-aware reminders. To address these, we focus on proposing a method to design context-aware reminders.


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Name: International journal of medical informatics
ISSN: 1872-8243
Pages: 103980


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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Extent to which the patient follows prescribed treatment such as keeping APPOINTMENTS AND SCHEDULES and MEDICATION ADHERENCE for desired therapeutic outcome. It implies active responsibility shared by patient and health care providers.

Voluntary cooperation of the patient in taking drugs or medicine as prescribed. This includes timing, dosage, and frequency.

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