About the Medication Adherence Working Group

Optimal medication adherence is crucial for improved clinical and health outcomes. Medication adherence is defined as “the process by which patients take their medications as prescribed”. For rheumatic diseases, however, many patients face challenges with medication adherence, including starting medications (initiation), taking the medications at the right time/dose/frequency (implementation), and continuing to take them (persistence).
The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Adherence Working Group (OMERACT-Adherence Group) is currently developing a core domain set for trials of medication adherence interventions in patients with rheumatic diseases. The group consists of patients, healthcare professionals, researchers and other stakeholders. Their activities comprise: (1) a scoping literature review of outcome domains in medication adherence intervention trials in rheumatology, (2) interviews with patients and caregivers and adherence research experts to identify their views on core domains, (3) nominal group technique with patients and caregivers to prioritise outcome domains, (4) an international modified Delphi study to define a preliminary core domain set, and (5) a consensus workshop to finalise a core domain set.

Susan Bartlett

Susan Bartlett

Co-Chair

Maarten de Wit

Maarten de Wit

Co-Chair

Ayano Kelly

Ayano Kelly

Co-Chair

Kathleen Tymms

Kathleen Tymms

Co-Chair

Willemina Campbell

Willemina Campbell

PRP

alison.hoens@ubc.ca

Alison Hoens

PRP

vicki evans

Vicki Evans

PRP

michael gill

Michael Gill

PRP

Working Group Members:

Abir Mokbel
Adena Batterman
Adenike Adebajo
Adewale Adebajo
Ajay Varshney
Alison Hoens
Allison Jaure
Amanda Burls
Andrea Falzon
Anupam Wakhlu
Ariane Herrick
Aya Akmal Amin
Ayano Kelly
Barbara Stephenson
Beverley Shea
Charlotte Bekker
Charmaine Jones
Chiara Naseri
Chris Djurtoft
Clifton (Bing) Bingham
Dario Scublinsky
David Felson
David Lam
David Oldach

Dawn Richards
Deb Constien
Denise Bury
Elizabeth Salt
Esther Francisca Vicente-Rabaneda
Fernando Perez-Ruiz
Francesca Ingegnoli
Geraldo Pinheiro
Giya Harry
Hawraa Ghadanfari
Hema Chaplin
Ilfita Sahbudin
Ingrid De Groot
James Bluett
Jasvinder Singh
Jean-Noel Talabardon
Joan Kim
John Fitzgerald
Kai Sun
Karine Toupin April
Khaled Abdelsalam Abdelgalil
Khaled Saadaoui
Laura Castiblanco Orozco
Loreto Carmona

Luke Williamson
Lyn March
Maarten de Wit
Maja Radojcic
María Ahijón
Maria Stoenoiu
Maria-Sole Chimenti
Marieke Voshaar
Marios Kouloumas
Marita Cross
Mark Goldfield
Marleen van de Sande
Marta Moura
Mary De Vera
Michael Gill
Mickael Hiligsmann
Monica Vieth
Mwidimi Ndosi
Nihad Louhichi
Oliver Kramer
Patricia Hurley
Patrick Durez
Peter Wong

Peter Choong
Peter Tugwell
Premarani Sinnathurai
Priscilla Tashiro Forster
Rebecca Johnson
Rieke Alten
Sabrina Mai Nielsen
Shannon Munteanu
Sharon Lee
Shawna Grosskleg
Stan Read
Stanton Newman
Stefania Laura Calvisi
Susan Bartlett
Suzie May
Sytske Anne Bergstra
Tamer Gheita
Vicki Evans
Willemina Campbell
Zoe Paskins

Interested in joining the working group as a member?

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We look forward to your valuable contributions and active participation in our community.

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