Harmsen, Charlotte Gry2; Støvring, Henrik7; Jarbøl, Dorte Ejg2; Nexøe, Jørgen2; Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte3; Nielsen, Jesper Bo4; Edwards, Adrian5; Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø6
1 Department of Public Health - Department of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health, Health, Aarhus University2 Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis3 COHERE4 Miljømedicin5 Institute of Primary Care & Public Health, Cardiff University6 Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo7 Department of Public Health - Department of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health, Health, Aarhus University
A population-based survey
Shared decision-making and patients' choice of interventions are areas of increasing importance, not least seen in the light of the fact that chronic conditions are increasing, interventions considered important for public health, and still non-acceptance of especially risk-reducing treatments of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is prevalent. A better understanding of patients' medication-taking behavior is needed and may be reached by studying the reasons why people accept or decline medication recommendations. The aim of this paper was to identify factors that may influence people's decisions and reasoning for accepting or declining a cardiovascular preventive medication offer.
B M C Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2012, Vol 12