Promoting adherence to antibiotics: a test of implementation intentions

Cath Jackson, Rebecca J Lawton, David K Raynor, Peter Knapp, Mark T Conner, Catherine J Lowe, S José Closs

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This prospective study tested whether implementation intentions increased adherence to short-term antibiotics in a patient sample. Implementation intentions specify exactly when and where an individual will undertake an activity. They may help people achieve health behaviours, such as taking medicines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-8
Number of pages7
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Adult
  • Aftercare
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Choice Behavior
  • Cues
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • England
  • Female
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Intention
  • Internal-External Control
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Psychological
  • Patient Compliance
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Program Evaluation
  • Prospective Studies
  • Questionnaires
  • Self Administration
  • Self Efficacy

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