Promoting Medication Adherence Among Teen Kidney Transplant Recipients

In a recent AJKD article, Foster et al report on a unique intervention to improve medication adherence rates in teenage kidney transplant recipients. Dr. Vikas Dharnidarka (@Vikas_R_D), one of the authors, discusses the findings in this audio interview with AJKD’s Social Media Editor, Timothy Yau:


Timeline of study procedures. The schedule of intervention and control visits is shown. The first 3 months of the study constituted a run-in period during which no intervention was applied. Group allocation was concealed for the first 2 months of the run-in. Abbreviations: AMBS, Adolescent Medication Barriers Scale; MAM-MM, Medical Adherence Measure–Medication Module; PMBS, Parent Medication Barriers Scale. Figure 1 from Foster et al, AJKD © National Kidney Foundation.


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Title: A Randomized Trial of a Multicomponent Intervention to Promote Medication Adherence: The Teen Adherence in Kidney Transplant Effectiveness of Intervention Trial (TAKE-IT)
Authors: B.J. Foster, A.L.H. Pai, N. Zelikovsky, S. Amaral, L. Bell, V.R. Dharnidharka, D. Hebert, C. Holly, B. Knauper, D. Matsell, V. Phan, R. Rogers, J.M. Smith, H. Zhao, and S.L. Furth
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.12.012


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