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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Social Psychiatry
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, e-psyche, PsycINFO, Scopus
Online ISSN 1827-1731
Gentili P., Grieco R., Santini A.
This study focuses on the problem of epistemological and clinical changes that the recent shift from the concept of ''compliance'' to the concept of ''adherence'' involved in diabetes care. The change of paradigm is examined with particular reference to the patient role, who becomes an active participant in the care of his/her health, instead of a passive and obedient receptor of medical prescriptions. Furthermore, the positive effects of this theoretical and practical shift on adherence levels are pointed out and some possible intervention methodologies are offered in this regard.