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Adherence to the immunomodulatory drugs for multiple sclerosis: Contrasting factors affect stopping drug and missing doses

Tremlett, H; Van Der Mei, Ingrid; Pittas, Fotini; Blizzard, Leigh; Paley, Glenys; Dwyer, Terence; Taylor, Bruce; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise


Background: Long-term immunomodulatory drug (IMD) treatment is now common in multiple sclerosis (MS). However, predictors of adherence are not weil understood; past studies lacked lifestyle factors such as alcohol use and predictors of missed doses have not been evaluated. We examined both levels of non-adherence - stopping IMD and missing doses. Methods: This longitudinal prospective study followed a population-based cohort (n = 199) of definite MS patients in Southern Tasmania (January 2002...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
DOI: 10.1002/pds.1593


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