Title

A Pilot Study Evaluating the Impact of an Adherence-promoting Intervention Among Nonadherent Youth With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2017

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2017.03.006

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study examined the feasibility and impact of a multicomponent adherence intervention among youth with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who presented to clinic with poor adherence.

DESIGN AND METHODS: Medical providers referred twelve adolescents for the intervention, who participated in 4 weekly visits with a caregiver aimed at improving adherence.

RESULTS: Intervention session attendance was 100% and the intervention was rated as feasible and acceptable. Mean adherence increased 12% from baseline to post-intervention (p<0.01), and 6% from baseline to 1-month follow-up (p<0.025). A generalized linear model revealed significantly greater adherence from baseline to post-intervention (p<0.001), and from baseline to 1-month follow-up (p<0.01). Logistic Regression revealed a nearly 2:1 odds ratio during post-intervention when compared to the Baseline period (p<0.001).

CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that the delivery of a multicompoment adherence intervention to poorly adherent youth with IBD can result in significant improvements in their adherence to oral medication.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: An intervention individually tailored to each family's unique adherence barriers is a feasible and promising treatment approach for improving medication adherence among nonadherent youth seen in clinical care.

Journal Title

Journal of pediatric nursing

Volume

35

First Page

72

Last Page

77

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Adolescent Behavior; Attitude to Health; Female; Humans; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Male; Medication Adherence; Patient Compliance; Patient Education as Topic; Pilot Projects; Professional-Patient Relations; Quality of Life

Keywords

Adolescents; Inflammatory bowel disease; Intervention; Self-management; IBS

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