Factors influencing mothers' compliance with a medication regimen for asthmatic children

Susan M. Radius, Marshall H. Becker, Irwin M. Rosenstock, Robert H. Drachman, Kenneth C. Schuberth, Katerine C. Teets

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This study lends support to the utility of a compliance-adapted health belief framework for exploring mothers' differential adherence to medication regimens prescribed for their asthmatic children. Most of the Model components behaved as hypothesized in predicting mothers' drug administration. The findings offer empirical evidence which can be applied to the purposes of identifying potential noncompliers and designating those specific, health-related orientations of the mother which are related to poor cooperation with therapy. Based on an educational diagnosis, the clinician may thus intervene to alter inappropriate health beliefs in order to enhance the likelihood of compliance for the asthmatic patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-149
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Asthma Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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