Promoting Treatment Adherence provides health care providers with a comprehensive set of information and strategies for understanding and promoting treatment adherence across a wide range of treatment types and clinical populations. The information is presented in a practical how-to manner, and is intended as a resource that practitioners can draw from to improve skills in promoting treatment adherence. 

Treatment Adherence in Children and Adolescents

Treatment Adherence in Children and Adolescents

Treatment adherence in children and adolescents
Tonya S.Watson
Patrick C.Friman

Treatment effectiveness is a moot issue if treatment recommendations are not followed. Research indicates that approximately half the families receiving psychological services do not to adhere to treatment recommendations (Kazdin, 1996). Although treatment adherence is problematic across clinical populations, it is particularly challenging with children and adolescents because there are at least two sources of nonadherence, the children and their parents. Thus, establishing acceptable levels of adherence requires examining parent and child variables that either facilitate or impede adherence to treatment recommendations.

In the extant literature, three of the most salient terms are adherence, compliance, and integrity. Compliance and adherence are fundamentally synonymous, and we will use adherence here. Adherence and integrity are ...

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