Systematic review of educational interventions to improve glaucoma medication adherence.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review;Systematic Review)

Adherence to prescribed glaucoma medications is often poor, and proper adherence can be challenging for patients. We systematically reviewed the literature and identified eight studies using educational interventions to improve glaucoma medication adherence. Overall, five of the eight studies found that educational interventions lead to a significant improvement in medication adherence, and two additional studies found a trend towards improvement. Using information from this systematic review and Health Behavior Theory, we constructed a conceptual framework to illustrate how counseling and education can improve glaucoma medication adherence. More rigorous studies grounded in Health Behavior Theory with adequately powered samples and longer follow-up are needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Newman-Casey, PA; Weizer, JS; Heisler, M; Lee, PP; Stein, JD

Published Date

  • May 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 201

PubMed ID

  • 23697623

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3992247

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-5205

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/08820538.2013.771198


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England