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Comment & Response
October 2017

Effects of Reminder Devices on Medication Adherence—An Assistive Technology Perspective

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University, Miami
  • 2Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami
  • 3Rehabilitation Research Design & Disability (R2D2) Center, Department of Occupational Science & Technology, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1540-1541. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3996

To the Editor In an Original Investigation in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Dr Choudhry and colleagues1 evaluated the effectiveness of 3 low-cost reminder devices on medication adherence. While the study1 is highly rational when viewed from the medical model of disability, at its core this study is about the effectiveness of assistive technology intervention.2 From this perspective, the study loses its coherence.

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