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Nicotine replacement therapies: patient safety and persistence


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


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.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nicotine replacement therapy, compliance, safety
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health outcomes
UTAS Author:Ferguson, SG (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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