alexa Ultra-adherence with Electronic Pills-box may Reveal Poor Adherence
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Journal of General Practice
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Ultra-adherence with Electronic Pills-box may Reveal Poor Adherence

Marie Paule Schneider1Matthias Cavassini2Olivier Bugnon1,3Nicolas Senn4*
1Community Pharmacy, Department of Ambulatory Care & Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2Service of Infectious Disease, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Switzerland
3Community Pharmacy Research Unit, Pharmaceutical Sciences Section, Universities of Geneva & Lausanne, Switzerland
4Department of Ambulatory Care, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Corresponding Author : Nicolas Senn
Department of Ambulatory Care And Community Medicine
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
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Received July 01, 2013; Accepted October 17, 2013; Published October 24, 2013
Citation: Schneider MP, Cavassini M, Bugnon O, Senn N (2013) Ultra-adherence with Electronic Pills-box may Reveal Poor Adherence. J Gen Pract 1:127. doi:10.4172/2329-9126.1000127
Copyright: © 2013 Schneider MP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

One of the challenges of antiretroviral treatments (cART) in HIV is to achieve optimal and persistent adherence. In order to achieve this, electronic pill-boxes used in conjunction with motivational interviewing have shown promising results in monitoring and improving patient’s adherence to treatments. This study reports a case where the patient was opening every day on time his pill-box to discard systematically the tablets in order to hide consciously his nonadherence. A too regular pattern in drug intake according to the electronic pill-box should alert health professionals for the potential risk of distorted adherence results.

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