TitleIllness representations and patient adherence
NameBreland, Jessica Yelena (author), Leventhal, Howard (chair), McCarthy, Danielle (internal member), Wilson, G. Terence (internal member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
Physician and patient
DescriptionThis study used self-report data from patients at a primary care clinic at a University Medical center to further understand the relationship between adherence to treatment and patients’ perceptions of their providers’ ability to address patient models of illness and treatment (i.e., common sense model mastery; CSM-mastery). Analyses tested whether this relationship was mediated by treatment efficacy beliefs and moderated by pre-visit worry. Results of regression analyses indicated that treatment efficacy beliefs did not mediate the relationship between CSM-mastery and adherence to treatment. Additionally, pre-visit worry did not moderate the relationship between CSM-mastery and adherence to treatment.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Jessica Yelena Breland
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.