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A 32-Item Japanese Medication Adherence Scale had been developed as a tool for evaluating the medication-taking behavior of hypertensive patients and predicting therapeutic efficacy, and an Internet survey of 990 hypertensive patients throughout Japan was performed. As a result, factor 1 -Expectation of pharmacological efficacy- 9 items, factor 2 -Motivation to be self-controlled in taking medication- 6 items, and factor 3 -Negative feelings about taking medication- 4 items were identified, comprising a total of 19 items. The scale was highly reliable. Because it proved capable of discriminating between the 2 groups with different medication-taking status and blood pressure, its validity had also been confirmed.

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Drug Therapy, Hypertension, Measure, Medication Adherence Scale

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Shimada, R. , Dohi, Y. , Kimura, K. and Fujii, S. 2015 Development of the Japanese Medication Adherence Scale and Verification of Its Reliability and Validity in Hypertensive Patients. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 6, 118-124. doi: 10.4236-pp.2015.63014.





Author: Rika Shimada1, Yasuaki Dohi2, Kazunori Kimura3, Satoshi Fujii4

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