Medication Adherence in the curricula – Inventory Survey

Medication adherence in the curricula of future European community doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.
We are conducting a project to understand and improve medication adherence in Europe. Teaching medical, nursing, and pharmacy students represents an important step in improving medication adherence. We’re interested in your participation to gather insights and perspectives.
What type of project is this, and why do you want me to participate?
Medication adherence, or more specifically the lack of it, has become a critical issue in health care. It is observed that one year after diagnosis almost 50% of the patients with chronic diseases don’t take their medication as recommend ed . Healthcare professionals, like doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, play a crucial role in addressing this problem, as they are the main point of contact for health related discussions.

Our study aims to explore the integration of medication adherence in the curricula of medical, nursing, and pharmacy schools in Europe. We seek to understand professionals’ perspectives on this topic and identify the strengths and challenges associated with teaching about
medication adherence. This survey is directed towards professionals actively involved in teaching medical, nursing, and pharmacy students.

How is the project done?
Data will be collected by an anonymous digital survey. By answering the survey, you are giving your consent to participate. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
The entity responsible for research is the Uppsala University , Sweden and the project is organized in collaboration within the COST ENABLE project. Study procedures followed ethical standards per institutional/national research committee and the 1964 Helsinki Declaration with amendments or comparable standards.

How do I access the survey?
– By clicking this link https://redcap.link/p95zxst0
Or
– By scanning the QR code with a smartphone or tablet.

How can I take part of the results of this study?

Our aim is to present the findings of this study through publication in a scientific journal and presentation at conferences.

Participation is voluntary.
Your participation is voluntary, and you may choose to withdraw at any time. If you decide not to participate or wish to discontinue your to participate or wish to discontinue your involvement, you are not required to provide a involvement, you are not required to provide a reason.

What happens with my information?
By your consent, information will be collected and used in the study. The survey contains questions about the courses you are involved in teaching about medication adherence. You will also have the opportunity to share your thoughts about strengths and challenges in the teaching of medication adherence . The responses are anonymous. You cannot be identified as an individual, and it will not be disclosed who you are or where you work. All responses will be aggregated i e. no individual responders will be disclosed when results are published. Every answer will be treated confidentially to prevent unauthorized access. The research data will be stored for at least 10 years.
Uppsala University is in charge of your personal data. According to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access, free of charge, access the information about you that is processed in the project and, if necessary, have any errors corrected. You can also request the deletion of your data and restrict the processing of your personal information.
However, the right to remove or restrict the processing of personal data do not apply when the data are necessary for the current resear ch. If you wish to access the information, please contact Björn Wettermark (see The Data Protection Officer can be reached via email: dataskyddsombud@uu.se. If you are dissatisfied with how your personal data is handled, you have the right to submit a complaint with the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection, which is the supervisory authority.

Contact person
Hanna Gottlieb, Research Assistant at the Department of Pharmacy
Email: hanna.gottlieb@farmaci.uu.se

Responsible for the project:

Björn Wettermark,

Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the Department of Pharmacy, Senior Scientific
Communication Manager at the COST ENABLE project Communication Manager at the COST ENABLE project
Uppsala University, Box 580, 751 23 UPPSALA, SWEDEN
Email: bjorn.wettermark@farmaci.uu.se
Tel: +46 70 558 56 41  /  Tel: +46 70 558 56 41