September 1975

Compliance and Self-Medication in Cystic Fibrosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine (Drs. Meyers and Dolan); and Yale University, New Haven, Conn (Mr. Mueller).

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(9):1011-1013. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120460005002

• Sixty-one patients with cystic fibrosis were studied to determine the relationship between degree of compliance with taking antibiotics and severity of the disease. The compliance rate was high in these patients, suggesting that perception of the severity of the disease and the potential consequences of discontinuing medication is a principal factor.

(Am J Dis Child 129:1011-1013, 1975)