Assessment and Treatment of Nonadherence in Transplant Recipients

Caitlin Shneider, Claire Dunphy, Eyal Shemesh, Rachel A. Annunziato

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Stable intake of an immunosuppressant medication regimen is essential for posttransplant survival in the vast majority of cases. And yet, many patients are nonadherent (do not take their medications as prescribed), and suffer consequences ranging from rejection to morbidity and mortality. We review the evidence related to monitoring of adherence to medications, and intervention strategies. Our aim is to provide a baseline from which readers may approach behavioral aspects of posttransplant care. This review may also help readers in designing clinical programs for routine monitoring of adherence, and inform the choice of intervention when adherence falls below a certain threshold.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-948
Number of pages10
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Adherence
  • CoV
  • Intervention
  • MLVI
  • Transplant


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