Patient Nonadherence

Discussion created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Jun 15, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2017 by elvan

Are there some steps that your Doctor has recommended that you did not go for? What was the reason? Did you think it would be too challenging, too expensive, not worth the benefits, out of reach, too different? 

Examples might be recommended smoking cessation, use of oxygen therapy, ventilation, surgeries, prednisone or other steroid use, ....those are just a few that occur to me.

I have refused various treatments - nasal irrigation comes to mind. I just couldn't fit it into my time and really really hate doing it! Plus I'm not convinced it would be worth the inconvenience. I'm a BAD PATIENT! LOL!

COPD Patients May Reject Medical Advice Due to Treatment Burdens 

Have you later had a Doctor explain the benefits and then changed your mind and complied? They generally (in my experience) don't have the time or the patience to do this. Just my opinion. What do you think?