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Nicotine replacement therapies: patient safety and persistence

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Ferguson, SG and Shiffman, S and Gitchell, JG, Nicotine replacement therapies: patient safety and persistence, Patient Related Outcome Measures, 2 pp. 111-117. ISSN 1179-271X (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.2147/PROM.S11545

Abstract

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has become a central part of the treatment of nicotine dependence. However, NRT’s potential efficacy is limited to some extent by patient adherence and persistence. Here we review the relationship between NRT compliance and adherence, and overall treatment outcome. We then examine the factors that likely impact on treatment compliance and persistence, with a special focus on users’ perceptions of treatment safety and efficacy as possible mediators. Potential clinical strategies for improving suboptimal medication use are also discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nicotine replacement therapy, compliance, safety
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Author:Ferguson, SG (Associate Professor Stuart Ferguson)
ID Code:70339
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2011-06-16
Last Modified:2012-11-15
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