Medication adherence refers to whether patients take their medications as prescribed, as well as whether they continue to take a prescribed medication. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that only 50% of people living with a chronic condition are adherent to their medication over the long-term. Medication adherence is a growing concern among clinicians, healthcare systems, and other policy-makers because of mounting evidence that non-adherence is prevalent and associated with adverse outcomes and higher costs of care. New iPhone application (App), Perx, encourages people to take their medication by sending reminders when the medication is due. If you verify that you’ve taken your medication properly (by taking a photo of the scheduled medication), you will have an opportunity to win rewards through a gamified interaction e.g. movie tickets and fuel vouchers.
Ethics approval number: Protocol No X17-0229 & HREC/17/RPAH/372
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:
• Male or female aged 18-70
• Diagnosed with a chronic condition; type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), heart failure, hypertension, chronic kidney disease (CKD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and/or endocrine disorders.
• Taking a minimum of three different oral medications
• Have access to an iPhone
• Able to visit the clinic seven (7) times over a 12 month period.
To register your interest for this study, please contact : Gail Del Olmo on 0432775445 or email here