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Associations between patients’ risk attitude and their adherence to statin treatment – a population based questionnaire and register study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, March 2016
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Title
Associations between patients’ risk attitude and their adherence to statin treatment – a population based questionnaire and register study
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BMC Family Practice, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12875-016-0423-1
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Benedicte Lind Barfoed, Maja Skov Paulsen, Palle Mark Christensen, Peder Andreas Halvorsen, Trine Kjær, Mogens Lytken Larsen, Pia Veldt Larsen, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Jens Søndergaard, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl

Abstract

Poor adherence to medical treatment may have considerable consequences for the patients' health and for healthcare costs to society. The need to understand the determinants for poor adherence has motivated several studies on socio-demographics and comorbidity. Few studies focus on the association between risk attitude and adherence. The aim of the present study was to estimate associations between patients' adherence to statin treatment and different dimensions of risk attitude, and to identify subgroups of patients with poor adherence. Population-based questionnaire and register-based study on a sample of 6393 persons of the general. Danish population aged 20-79. Data on risk attitude were based on 4 items uncovering health-related as well as financial dimensions of risk attitude. They were collected through a web-based questionnaire and combined with register data on redeemed statin prescriptions, sociodemographics and comorbidity. Adherence was estimated by proportion of days covered using a cut-off point at 80 %. For the dimension of health-related risk attitude, "Preference for GP visit when having symptoms", risk-neutral and risk-seeking patients had poorer adherence than the risk-averse patients, OR 0.80 (95 %-CI 0.68-0.95) and OR 0.83 (95 %-CI 0.71-0.98), respectively. No significant association was found between adherence and financial risk attitude. Further, patients in the youngest age group and patients with no CVD were less adherent to statin treatment. We find some indication that risk attitude is associated with adherence to statin treatment, and that risk-neutral and risk-seeking patients may have poorer adherence than risk-averse patients. This is important for clinicians to consider when discussing optimal treatment decisions with their patients. The identified subgroups with the poorest adherence may deserve special attention from their GP regarding statin treatment.

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Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 18%
Student > Postgraduate 4 12%
Student > Master 4 12%
Lecturer 2 6%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 7 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 15%
Engineering 2 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 7 21%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 February 2018.
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