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 Pregnancy

Treatment adherence in pregnancy
Negar NicoleJacobs
Scott EvanJacobs

Prenatal care ideally begins early in the first trimester of pregnancy and typically consists of 10 to 14 prenatal visits. Research consistently demonstrates that prenatal care is strongly associated with improved maternal and infant outcomes. For most women, pregnancy is a special time when they are especially motivated to care for both themselves and their developing fetus. However, it has been reported that 9.1% of American women receive inadequate prenatal care, defined as seven or fewer visits to a health care professional during pregnancy (Poland, 1985). Costs of nonadherence during pregnancy threaten both the mother and the fetus and may include the development and/or worsening of a condition, development of a collateral illness, and death. This ...

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