Attitudinal and social predictors of adherence to oral endocrine therapy: A psychometrically-informed model

Date

2020

Authors

Rivers, Alannah Shelby
Sanford, Keith
Elkins, Gary
Carpenter, Janet S.
Rand, Kevin L.
Ellis, Rebecca J. Bartlett

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Volume Title

Publisher

SAGE

Abstract

There is a need for a psychometrically-informed model identifying attitudinal and social factors explaining adherence to oral endocrine therapy (OET) for women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer. This study tested a model with variables selected by stringent psychometric criteria, including attitudes about benefit and burden, patient-practitioner alliance and confusion, and positive and negative interpersonal interactions. Self-report scales were completed by 150 current or past OET users. Fourteen correlations and six mediated pathways implied by the model were tested. All hypothesized associations were significant. This preliminary study suggests the model is a valuable framework for OET adherence research and intervention.

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Keywords

Adherence, Breast cancer, Social support, Attitude, Physician-patient relationships.

Citation

This is the post-print of an article that is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320982039. Recommended citation: Rivers, A. S., Sanford, K., Elkins, G., Carpenter, J. S., Rand, K. L., & Bartlett Ellis, R. J. (2020). Attitudinal and social predictors of adherence to oral endocrine therapy: A psychometrically-informed model. Journal of Health Psychology, 27(4), 913–922. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.