research product . 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-reported medication adherence of Dutch prescription medication users

Vervloet, M.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
Introduction: Interruptions in daily routine have shown to negatively influence the medication intake. Measures to combat COVID-19 caused interruptions, especially for those who had to work from home and/or had children at home due to school closure. Aim: To investigate whether the interruptions due to COVID-19 impacted medication adherence in the implementation stage. Methods: A questionnaire was sent out in May 2020 to 1,500 members of the Dutch Healthcare Consumer Panel. Questions included work situation, having children at home and medication intake (number of missed doses, success in taking medications daily). Results: 889 members completed the questionnair...
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