A Pilot Study Evaluating the Impact of an Adherence-promoting Intervention Among Nonadherent Youth With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
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
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 of pediatric nursing
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
Adolescents; Inflammatory bowel disease; Intervention; Self-management; IBS
Maddux M, Ricks S, Delurgio S, Hommel K. A Pilot Study Evaluating the Impact of an Adherence-promoting Intervention Among Nonadherent Youth With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017;35:72-77. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2017.03.006