Patients’ adherence to medication recommendations and/or behavior-change efforts has been positively linked to which of the following?
A.The amount of time in each day that it takes patients to take the medication or perform the new behavior
B.Patients’ beliefs about their symptoms, illness, and medication risks and benefits
C.The effect of the recommendations on the patient’s physical appearance
D.The cost-benefit analysis of taking the medication and/or performing the new behavior
Taking medications as prescribed, following behavior-change recommendations for improving health markers, and adjusting to the limitations imposed by the health problem are all considered __________ activities for people living with chronic health problems.
Which of the following is least likely to be included in a common-sense model of an illness?
A.The causes of the illness
B.The health problem’s consequences and their severity
C.The medical costs associated with the illness
D.Ideas about treatment, especially how the illness can be controlled or cured through treatments