Issues in adherence with pediatric regimens

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Adherence to recommendations for health care is an area of serious concern for pediatric psychologists. The present article highlights several key issues affecting research and clinical work in this area. They include: difficulties defining and measuring adherence; developmental aspects of adherence; special concerns with low income populations; and limitations of intervention research. In addition, several directions for future investigation in the area of pediatric adherence are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-436
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 1990


  • Assessment of adherence
  • Developmental factors
  • Intervention
  • Low income populations
  • Pediatric adherence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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