Perceived Treatment Satisfaction and Effectiveness Facilitators Among Patients With Chronic Health Conditions: A Self-Reported Survey

Interactive Journal of Medical Research

Authors: Kathryn Volpicelli Leonard, MPH; Courtney Robertson, PhD; Amrita Bhowmick, MPH, MBA; and Leslie Beth Herbert, PhD

In partnership with the Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, researchers administered a Web-based survey to participants with migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to elucidate factors associated with perceived treatment satisfaction and effectiveness among patients with chronic health conditions.

Findings validated the strong relationship between treatment satisfaction and perceived effectiveness. Understanding the (1) positive relationship between time and treatment satisfaction and effectiveness and (2) factors associated with determining medication effectiveness can help clinicians better understand the mindset of patients regarding treatment. Clinicians may be better prepared to elicit patient beliefs, which influence medication adherence, for people diagnosed with chronic health conditions.

Learn more and see the full results of the study here.