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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine