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, up to 85% of the patients do not fully adhere to their medication regimen.

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 systematic literature review of outcome domains in medication adherence intervention trials in rheumatology, (2) interviews with patients and caregivers 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

Charlotte Bekker

Fellow 

Charlotte Bekker

Fellow 

Willemina Campbell

PRP

Rebecca Davey

PRP

Vicki Evans

PRP

Michael Gill

PRP

Sharon Lee

PRP

Dawn Richards

PRP

Marieke Scholte-Voshaar

PRP

Working Group Members:

Rieke Alten
Eindra Aung
Christine Bailey
Susan Bartlett
Dorcas Beaton
Charlotte Bekker
Paul Bird
Willemina Campbell
Loreto Caromona
Peter Cheung
Robin Christensen
Ethan Craig
Luke Crimston-Smith
Rebecca Davey
Therese Dawson
Ric Day
Mary De Vera
Maarten de Wit
Vicki Evans
Caroline Flurey
Michael Gill
Geraldine Hassett
Renske Hebing
Catherine Hill
Bishoy Kamel
Helen Keen
Ayano Kelly
Sharon Lee

Sabrina Mai Nielson
Lyn March
Lara Maxwell
Alexa Meara
Francois Nantel
Pongthorn Narongroeknawin
Jose Negron
Robby Nieuwlaat
Sean O'Neill
Dawn Richards
Shahrzad Salmasi
Elizabeth Salt
Marieke Scholte-Voshaar
Yomei Shaw
Bev Shea
Jas Singh
Rani Sinnathurai
Maria Suarez-Almazor
Daniel Sumpton
Allison Tong
Karine Toupin April
Peter Tugwell
Kathleen Tymms
Bart Van den Bemt
Suzanne Verstappen
Luke Williamson
Peter Wong

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