Medicine Use in Chronic Disease
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2022) | Viewed by 38023
Interests: self-management of chronic disease conditions; medication adherence; health literacy; beliefs in medicines and illnesses; medication adherence measurement; scholarship of teaching and learning
A chronic disease, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a condition that lasts 1 year or more and requires ongoing medical attention or limits activities of daily living or both. Globally, approximately one in three adults suffer from multiple chronic conditions. One way to manage chronic conditions is by using medicines as prescribed.
Medicine use in chronic diseases can be defined in several ways: the individual’s experience with taking medicines, the healthcare provider’s perspectives on how medicines are used by patients, impact of quality, access, and cost on medicine use, patterns of medicine use, impact of medicine use on healthcare utilization, factors that influence medication use, challenges in medication use, interventions that promote medication use, and ways to measure medicine use.
We invite you to share your research on medicine use in chronic diseases in the form of articles, reviews, meta-analyses, commentaries, and opinion pieces. We invite research papers that are both qualitative and quantitative in nature. We also invite papers that are theoretical with no empirical data. In addition to medicine use in common chronic diseases, any condition where medicine use is complicated, such as cancer, CKD, and rare conditions, is also of interest.
Dr. Elizabeth Unni
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- Chronic diseases
- Medicine use