In this chapter, we explain the difference between the terms adherence and compliance and highlight the risks and costs associated with treatment nonadherence. We summarize the evidence for adherence-enhancing strategies tested with individuals with hand and upper limb conditions, and we provide a model that helps therapists understand why some clients struggle to stick to their plan of care. Finally, we discuss practical evidence-based approaches to enhance client adherence.
|Title of host publication||Cooper's Fundamentals of Hand Therapy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity|
|Editors||Christine M. Wietlisbach|
|Place of Publication||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Publisher||Elsevier - Mosby|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|