Motivational enhancement and MEMS review to improve medication adherence

TitleMotivational enhancement and MEMS review to improve medication adherence
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsRosen, MI, Ryan, C, Rigsby, M
JournalBehaviour Change
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number08134839

AbstractElectronic caps (most often Microelectronic Monitoring Systems; MEMS) that record date and time of bottle opening have been widely used to describe medication adherence. This paper expands upon descriptions of adherence-focused therapy built around review of MEMS data with the patient, adding the application of Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) principles. MEMS Feedback Therapy involves (a) motivational interviewing to complement the skill-building aspects of MEMS review; (b) detailed MEMS review with discussion of patterns of missed doses, and thoughts, feelings and habits accompanying missed doses; and (c) medication-taking routines to suggest after MET and MEMS review have prepared the patient to follow advice.

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