The Morisky Scales are unique because they don't treat non-adherence as a monolithic concept. The Morisky Scales consist of two subscales, unintentional and intentional non-adherence, that are coded as four dichotomous (yes/no) variables in the MMAS-4 and seven dichotomous variables with a 5-point Likert scale in the MMAS-8. 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. Using the Morisky Scale platform will score and recode your data with intentional and unintentional medication non-adherence. The Morisky Protocol training will guide you through a process to tailor educational counceling focused on patient beneficence in the decision making about prescribed medicines.
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Dr Donald Morisky.