Psychological factors implied in adherence to aerosol therapy in CF

Psychological factors implied in adherence to aerosol therapy in CF

Authors

  • S. Oteri Pediatric Department - Pediatric Gastroenterology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit – University of Messina
  • A. Ullo Psychological Science Department – University of Messina
  • S. Cristadoro Pediatric Department - Pediatric Gastroenterology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit – University of Messina
  • M. Lombardo Pediatric Department - Pediatric Gastroenterology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit – University of Messina
  • G. Magazzù Pediatric Department - Pediatric Gastroenterology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit – University of Messina

Keywords:

adherence, psychological factors, cystic fibrosis, intervention strategies

Abstract

Introduction: Adherence to therapies in chronic diseases averages only 50%. Low adherence reduces the clinical outcomes of prescribed therapies. Discussion: In CF (Cystic Fibrosis) there is poor adherence for airway clearance and nutritional supplements due to lack of perceived efficacy and to the significant burden of daily routines and social/work activities. Conclusion: It is paramount to find new strategies to manage illness distress and to tailor, with together with caregivers and the patient, a better therapeutic approach.

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Psychological factors implied in adherence to aerosol therapy in CF. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2014 Dec. 9 [cited 2024 May 19];85(4):30-3. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/4086