Facilitating Adherence to the Plan of Care

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooper's Fundamentals of Hand Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity
EditorsChristine M. Wietlisbach
Place of PublicationSt. Louis, Missouri
PublisherElsevier - Mosby
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780323524797
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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