Self-reported medication nonadherence predicts cholesterol levels over time.


Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT), Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 411 W. Chapel Hill St., Suite 600, Durham, NC 27701, USA; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Self-report measures of medication nonadherence are frequently adapted to new clinical populations without evidence of validity. We evaluated the predictive validity of a medication nonadherence measure previously validated in patients with hypertension among patients taking cholesterol-reducing medications.


Cholesterol,Medication adherence,Predictive validity,Scale development,Self-report,