Study IDs barriers to medication adherence among teens with chronic illness

10/30/2013 |

In a review of 28 studies on chronically ill teens, Danish researchers found that concern about adverse reactions was the leading barrier to medication adherence, followed by forgetfulness. Skepticism regarding the effectiveness of the treatment, a desire to have a "normal life," concerns about peers and household conflicts were also barriers to adherence in teen patients. The findings appear in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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