NONADHERENCE

Is the resulting condition when a patient refuses to adhere (stick to or stay with) a prescribed therapeutic regime. The regime may be taking a course of drugs to alleviate symptoms for a greater standard of living or can be more holistic approaches such as attending a counsellor. Equally, nonadherence may involve taking medications in incorrect doses, at incorrect times, or in inappropriate combination with prescribed or over- the-counter medications, alcohol, or foodstuffs.

NONADHERENCE: "Defying the wishes of a physician with respect to a treatment plan is an example of nonadherence."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NONADHERENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nonadherence/ (accessed February 22, 2020).
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