Why patients don't follow medical advice: A study of children on long-term antistreptococcal prophylaxis

Leon Gordis, Milton Markowitz, Abraham M. Lilienfeld

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Abstract

Compliance with physicians' instructions was studied in children and adolescents on oral penicillin prophylaxis against rheumatic fever. Several sociomedical factors were found to be associated with increased risk of noncompliance. This risk increases with the number of factors present. The data demonstrate the critical importance of sociomedical factors in the long-term management of chronically ill children and adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-968
Number of pages12
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Volume75
Issue number6 PART 1
StatePublished - Dec 1969

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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