Table 4

Physicians’ opinions on whether physician-led activities help to promote medication adherence in patients with chronic diseases

PHYSICIANS’ OPINIONS, N (%)
PHYSICIAN-LED ACTIVITYSTRONGLY AGREEPARTIALLY AGREENEUTRALPARTIALLY DISAGREESTRONGLY DISAGREE
Physician writes diagnosis or clinical indication on prescriptions for chronic medications (eg, ARB for early diabetic nephropathy)87/286 (30.4)86/286 (30.1)35/286 (12.2)38/286 (13.3)40/286 (14.0)
Physician documents potential barriers to adherence on prescriptions (eg, financial concerns)70/283 (24.7)106/283 (37.5)41/283 (14.5)39/283 (13.8)27/283 (9.5)
Documenting the clinical reason for medication on the prescription container label, so patient will know what the medication is for (eg, ARB to protect kidneys)152/285 (53.3)84/285 (29.5)27/285 (9.5)10/285 (3.5)12/285 (4.2)
  • ARB–angiotensin II receptor blocker.