Creating a Validated GPT agent with the MMAS8 and Self-efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale (SEAMS)
Effective GPT agents use validated tools. The Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) is a validated tool in assessing medication adherence, focusing on various dimensions, including treatment-related aspects. The GPT agent can correlate specific MMAS-8 questions with elements of the Self-efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale (SEAMS).
For example, MMAS-8 question 4, addressing unintentional non-adherence, "When you travel or leave home, do you sometimes forget to bring your medications with you?"” can be linked to SEAMS by emphasizing self-efficacy in remembering to take medications consistently.
MMAS-8 question 7 addresses intentional non-adherence, “Taking medication(s) every day is a real inconvenience for some people. Do you ever feel hassled about sticking to your treatment plan? which explores altering doses without consulting healthcare providers, may align with SEAMS to gauge an individual's confidence in appropriately adjusting their medication under guidance.
By mapping MMAS-8 questions to SEAMS components, the GPT agent can provide healthcare professionals a comprehensive understanding of not only adherence behaviors but also the self-efficacy beliefs influencing medication use, enhancing the assessment and intervention strategies for improved patient outcomes.
Dr Donald Morisky.