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.
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"The team are grateful to Professor Donald E Morisky, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, for granting copyright permission to use the MMAS-8 adherence tool for this research." Online Issue March 2020 - BMJ Quality & Safety 2020;29:286-295