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Prevalence of medication adherence and factors influencing adherence to antiepileptic drugs in children with epilepsy from western China: A cross-sectional survey.

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Summary of "Prevalence of medication adherence and factors influencing adherence to antiepileptic drugs in children with epilepsy from western China: A cross-sectional survey."

The purpose of the study was to evaluate adherence to prescribed antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and influencing factors in children with epilepsy from western China.

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Name: Epilepsy & behavior : E&B
ISSN: 1525-5069
Pages: 106662

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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.

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