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Dermatology patients’ and their doctors’ representations about adherence


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The aim of our study was to identify representations
about patient adherence among dermatologists
(N=40) and their patients (N=153). A combined
qualitative-quantitative methodology was applied.
Dermatologists identified good doctor-patient relationship,
information from the doctor, and background information
as the most important determinants of adherence.
In patients’ rankings, information from the doctor
and understandable communication received the highest
scores. Multidimensional scaling arranged patients’
results into four content groups which helped to reveal the
structure of the representations. Our results may contribute
to the evidence-based confirmation that transparency
of views and expectations in doctor-patient communication
is a basic determinant of successful adherence.








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21 - 1 - 2015
27 - 4 - 2015
5 - 9 - 2013


  • Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University of Szeged, 6720 Szeged, Hungary
  • Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University of Szeged, 6720 Szeged, Hungary
  • Institute of Psychology, University of Szeged, 6722 Szeged, Hungary


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