Objective: Nonadherence to immunosuppressive medication (IM) after kidney transplantation is related to poorer patient and graft outcomes; therefore research into modifiable factors associated with nonadherence is a priority. In this prospective cohort study we investigated whether changes in goal cognitions, illness perceptions, and treatment beliefs were related to self-reported medication adherence six months after kidney transplantation. Methods: Interviews were conducted with patients in the out-patient clinic six weeks (T1: n = 113) and six months (T2: n = 106) after transplantation. Self-reported adherence was measured using the Basel Assessment of Adherence to Immunosuppressive Medications Scale (BAASIS

End stage renal disease, Medication adherence, Patient compliance, Self-management, Self-regulation
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.07.006, hdl.handle.net/1765/68734
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Department of Pharmacy

Massey, E.K, Moors-Tielen, M, Hol - Laging, M, Beck, D.K, Khemai, R, van Gelder, T, & Weimar, W. (2013). The role of goal cognitions, illness perceptions and treatment beliefs in self-reported adherence after kidney transplantation: A cohort study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 75(3), 229–234. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.07.006