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