Understanding patients' adherence-related beliefs about medicines prescribed for long-term conditions: A meta-analytic review of the Necessity-Concerns Framework

Rob Horne, Sarah C. E. Chapman, Rhian Parham, Nick Freemantle, Alastair Forbes, Vanessa Cooper

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Patients' beliefs about treatment influence treatment engagement and adherence. The Necessity-Concerns Framework postulates that adherence is influenced by implicit judgements of personal need for the treatment (necessity beliefs) and concerns about the potential adverse consequences of taking it.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere80633
JournalPLoS One
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2013

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