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Table 4 Strategies to improve HD patient's adherence to oral medication

From: Adherence to prescribed oral medication in adult patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis: A critical review of the literature

Improvement of interaction with the attending physicians and the nursing staff
Maintenance of contact with the patient and the patient's family (empathy on adherence, trust)
Continuous education of the patient about the disease and its treatment
Establishment of the goals of therapy
Improvement of patient motivation
Awareness of medication-taking behaviour
Reduced complexity of treatment regimens (once-a-day formulations)
Early diagnosis of cognitive impairment
  1. While interventional studies are lacking in the HD population, the proposed strategies are predominantly based on expert opinion.