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. 

Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Treatment Adherence Using Behavioral Analysis and Modification Techniques

Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Treatment Adherence Using Behavioral Analysis and Modification Techniques

Identifying and addressing barriers to treatment adherence using behavioral analysis and modification techniques
Elaine M.HeibyCarrieLukens

Rationale for Importance of Behavioral Analysis and Modification

Behavioral approaches are readily applicable to the development and maintenance of adherence to health regimens. Well over a dozen forms of behaviorism have been identified (O'Donohue & Kitchener, 1999). Common among behavioral approaches to causal modeling, assessment, and treatment is a focus on low inference constructs that are conducive to time-series measurements (Haynes & O'Brien, 2000). Health regimens generally involve such behaviors (e.g., taking a pill daily).

Early behavioral approaches to the enhancement of adherence to health prescriptions employed operant techniques that included repeated assessment of directly observable behaviors and manipulation of environmental ...

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