Using Health Services Perceiving and Interpreting Symptoms Our perceptions are not very accurate There are individual differences: Some people have more symptoms There are differences in what people can tolerate Differ in how much attention is paid to internal states
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Aware hypertensive > normotensive & unaware hypertensive,
P < 0.001
Adherence with Medication
Adherent > = 66% of pills taken
Poorly adherent 66% of pills taken
RR = 2.11, 95% CI, 1.03-4.56, p < .05
Adherent >= 66% of pills taken
Poorly adherent < 66% of pills taken
RR=3.15, 95% CI, 1.34-7.44, p < .01
High RP group is 4.3 times less likely to adhere than low RP.
High RP group is also 4.3 times less likely to adhere than medium.
There was also a trend for high worry (p = .057) and low adaptive
coping (p = .059) to be predictive of non-adherence.
A hard glossy coating
The rump or back part
Agent to treat bacteria
Secretion of body tissues
Sugar produced by the body
A device to join separated tissue or bone
Substance that makes up plant or animal tissueMedical Terms Meaning – Match terms to meanings
Necessary but not sufficient
PPV - proportion of adherent who are adherent; NPV - proportion of
non-adherent who are non-adherent