1. Education programs have been shown to improve adherence by up to 55% (Hill J., Bird H., Johnson S. Effect of patient education on adherence to drug treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: a randomised controlled trial. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases 2001, 60(9), 869-875)
2. Medication reminders help improve adherence; approximately 50% of patients with chronic diseases do not achieve optimal clinical benefit from their treatment due to poor compliance with the regimen indicated by their physician (Gold D.T., McClung, B. (2006). Approaches to Patient Education: Emphasizing the Long-Term Value of Compliance and Persistence. The American Journal of Medicine, 119(4), S32-S37)
3.Working in partnership positively impacts adherence, satisfaction with treatment, and quality of life (Bennett JK, Fuertes JN, Keitel M, et al. The role of patient attachment and working alliance on patient adherence, satisfaction, and health-related quality of life in lupus treatment. Patient Educ Couns. 2011;85(1):53–59).