Acceptability of the Medication Adherence for Patients Support intervention to improve adherence to patients prescribed medications for hypertension or comorbidities, as an adjunct to primary care: A qualitative study

Aikaterini Kassavou, Vikki Houghton, Simon Edwards, James Brimicombe, Edward Wilson, Simon Griffin, Steven Sutton

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Tailored interventions delivered via text and voice messages can improve adherence to multiple medications. However, no such intervention has been developed in the UK primary-care setting. We conducted focus groups with 12 patients with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or both conditions, presumed to be non-adherent and recruited from deprived neighborhoods, to assess the acceptability and inform the development of an intervention to provide ongoing support for adherence, as an adjunct to primary-care consultations. Patients recommended ways to improve the tailored content and delivery of the intervention; like highly interactive messages to report both medication taking and determinants of medication adherence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-180
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number1
Early online date19 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • focused group interviews
  • hypertension
  • medication adherence
  • type 2 diabetes

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