Many patients suffer from a chronic disease and remembering to take all their medication as prescribed can mean the difference between life and death. The MMAS-8 scale is a power validated diagnostic tool that identifies when polypharmacy is a reason for medication non-adherence.
Did you take all your medication when you were last supposed to?
How often do you have difficulty taking all your medication as prescribed?
The MMAS-8 questions number 5 and 8 provides health care providers the magnitude of polypharmacy non-adherence with an .83 internal consistency and 93% sensitivity.
The Morisky Protocol assesses the differential impact of unintentional (forgetfulness and polypharmacy) and intentional (stopping use of medication if feeling better or worse) medication non-adherence.
Dr Donald Morisky.