Young age and shorter duration of Crohn's disease are associated with non-adherence to taking medication

Yilmaz H.

NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, vol.9, no.1, pp.8-13, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/nci.2021.08634
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-13
  • Keywords: Age, Crohn's disease, disease duration, education status, medication adherence, INFLAMMATORY-BOWEL-DISEASE, ADHERENCE, PREVALENCE, PREDICTORS, OUTCOMES, THERAPY, ILLNESS
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE: The mainstay of Crohn's disease treatment is medical therapy. Failure to comply with medications causes dis-ease activation, loss of response to treatment, and increased hospitalization rates. Drug non-adherence worsens the course of the disease, leading to fistula, stricture, and surgical interventions. The adherence rates to drug therapy in Crohn's disease patients and the risk factors vary considerably in the literature. The aim of the study was to investigate drug adherence rates and factors affecting adherence to Crohn's disease medications.