In this issue of the Archives, Armstrong et al1 describe a fascinating study that used electronic monitors to determine the effect of text message reminders on sunscreen use. Armstrong et al1 document that even people who know they are being monitored do not use their sunscreen well. Their study has profound implications for how we view our patients' use of sunscreen and other treatments.
Nolan BV, Feldman SR. Adherence, the Fourth Dimension in the Geometry of Dermatological Treatment. Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(11):1319-1321. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.259