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Patients' beliefs about medicines in a primary care setting in Germany.

Authors
  • Mahler, Cornelia
  • Hermann, Katja
  • Horne, Rob
  • Jank, Susanne
  • Haefeli, Walter Emil
  • Szecsenyi, Joachim
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2012
Volume
18
Issue
2
Pages
409–413
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01589.x
PMID: 21087373
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The BMQ is a suitable instrument to measure patients' beliefs in medicines in German primary care settings. Most patients in our sample had positive beliefs concerning the necessity of their medication. Their levels of concern were associated with higher non-adherence.

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