Adherence Special Interest Group


The Adherence SIG consists of Division 54 members who share an interest in medical adherence. In particular, the mission of this SIG is to promote professional collaboration to further the understanding and use of evidence-based approaches to the assessment and promotion of regimen adherence among youth with a chronic medical condition and their families in research and clinical care.

Membership


Our membership includes a diverse cross-section of Division 54 members. These individuals include trainees, faculty members, and hospital/clinic-based practitioners.

Goals


The overarching goals of the Adherence SIG are to:

  • Assemble and disseminate research and evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention for adherence via publications, presentations, and the development of shared databases

  • Facilitate research and clinical collaborations by creating shared resources and providing opportunities for networking

  • Develop and deliver training in empirically-based tools for assessing adherence and strategies for improving adherence

  • Refine issues in the field of non-adherence (e.g., writing position statements, establishing best practice guidelines, devising a universal definition of adherence)

  • Provide mentorship to students and trainees in the field of pediatric medical regimen adherence

Structure


The Adherence SIG is lead by two Co-Chairs and the Leaders of three subcommittees: Assessment, Intervention, and Dissemination/Translation.

To find out more about the activities of each subcommittee and opportunities for involvement, please visit the following website: https://adherencesig.wordpress.com/committees/

The library can be accessed through the following link: https://adherencesig.wordpress.com/resource-library-access/
Please contact the SIG co-chars for the current password.

Activities


The SIG typically hosts an annual meeting at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference. Meeting times and locations are announced via the SIG email list prior to the conference. 

Contact


Members of SPP who are interested in joining the Adherence SIG should contact one of the SIG co-chairs:

Meghan E. McGrady, PhD, e-mail: Meghan.McGrady@cchmc.org
Rachelle R. Ramsey, PhD, e-mail: Rachelle.Ramsey@cchmc.org

 

Progress Notes Summer, 2017

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