Philip Morisky, CEO of MMAR, provides an overview of using the MMAS-4 as a screening tool to assess medication non-adherence as part of standard care for a group of pharmacists and students at AUHS.
The MMAS-4 is a highly validated scale that can quickly assess a patient’s medication taking behavior. For patients found to be non-adherent the MMAS-8 scale is not only used for measuring the magnitude of non-adherence but also provides a diagnostic assessment as to why the patient is non-adherent so health care providers can tailor educational counseling sessions and motivational interviewing questions to improve their medication taking behavior.
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Dr Donald Morisky.