Patient-Provider Communication

The overall objective of my adherence and exercise habit research is to develop a ‘triage system’ for detecting patients’ non-adherence and identifying the factors preventing each patient from developing long-term medication-taking and exercising habits. It is my goal that this system be evaluated and adapted in subsequent studies so as to be eventually used by providers to improve their adherence estimates and to instigate and improve providers’ communication with patients about their treatment adherence and routines—helping the provider to tailor care to each patient and ‘prescribe’ appropriate interventions that are targeted to the particular patient’s non-adherence factors.