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Definition of the noun adherence

What does adherence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adherences

  1. faithful support for a cause or political party or religion
    • example: adherence to a fat-free diet
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of adherence: adhesion / attachment
    • more generic word: support = aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • more specific words:
      • ecclesiasticism = excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities
      • kabbalism / cabalism = adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
      • royalism = adherence or attachment to a monarchy or to the principle of monarchal government
      • traditionalism = adherence to tradition
  2. the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

Alternative definition of the noun adherence


  1. A close physical union of two objects.
  2. Faithful support for some cause.
  3. [medicine] An extent to which a patient continues an agreed treatment plan.

Specialised definition of the noun adherence

Glossary of healthcare

the extent to which a patient keeps to a schedule for taking medicines

Glossary of sports

the act of sticking to a routine or programme (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for adherence

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Google previewHealth Psychology (2009)

Biological, Psychological, and Sociocultural Perspectives by Margaret Snooks

Adherence refers to the practice offollowing recommendations made by medical professionals or the advice ofother health experts. Adherence is...

Google previewHuman Centered Design (2009)

First International Conference, HCD 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009 Proceedings by Masaaki Kurosu

Medication adherence is an important concern for many people. This is especially...

Google previewManagement of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases (2000)

by Arch G. Mainous III, Claire Pomeroy

Vigilant adherence is the best protection against the development of resistance. Adherence is...

Adherence is a challenge for many HIV+ patients because of various factors including high pill burdens, cost, adverse effects, HIV/AIDS 91.

Google previewThe Bear Slayer (2007)

Women's Self Defense by Gerald W. Goble

Adherence: Adherence is the practice of the hands, arms and body of the defender by adhering to the attacker without actually grabbing or capturing the attacker. This technique often uses open hand blocks to redirect the opponent's attack.

Google previewTherapy-Resistant Schizophrenia (2010)

by H. Elkis, H.Y. Meltzer

Adherence is the final and perhaps pivotal component in the assessment of RTT. As indicated in figure 1, once the majority of RTT confounders have been examined, we are often left with an essential question – is the poor outcome the result ...

Google previewSport Psychology: The Basics (2016)

Optimising Human Performance by Rhonda Cohen

Adherence is a vital contributor to the outcome of the rehabilitative process and without it the effectiveness of the programme and its progress...

Google previewPromoting Treatment Adherence (2006)

A Practical Handbook for Health Care Providers by William T. O'Donohue, Eric R. Levensky

Adherence is the degree to which patients follow advice, treatments, or recommendations made by health care providers as directed. The degree of adherence in the client will undoubtedly determine the results, with increased adherence ...

Google previewPain (2013)

A Textbook for Therapists by Hubert van Griensven, Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh

change with an increase in physical activity 4* 1B D A Group exercise and home exercise are equally effective and patient preference should be considered 1A** 4 A D Adherence is the principal predictor of long-term outcome from exercise ...

Google previewMurray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (2010)

2-Volume Set by Robert J. Mason, V.Courtney Broaddus, Thomas R Martin, Talmadge E King Jr., Dean Schraufnagel, John F. Murray, Jay A. Nadel

Assuming an adequate regimen is prescribed, patient adherence is the critical factor that determines the success of treatment. • The treatment of extrapulmonary tuberculosis is largely the same as the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010)

by Irving B. Weiner, W. Edward Craighead

Patient adherence is defined as the extent to which patients follow prescribed treatment regimens (Haynes et al., 2008). Adherence supports health promotion ( e.g., exercise and diet), treatment of disease, symptom management, and efficient ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2011)

by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler

Models for understanding adherence behavior have been developed primarily for adults and include social cognitive models (e.g.,

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Meredith Kazer

Adherence is defined as the degree to which behavior corresponds to a recommended therapeutic regimen (Haynes, Taylor, & Sackett, 1979). Numerous terms have been used to describe this behavior, including compliance, therapeutic ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Measurement Adherence and persistence should be monitored as an important clinical variable in patients on (chronic) medication regimens. Yet, there is no “ gold standard” to evaluate adherence and persistence. A combination of different ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science - (2002)

by Arthur T. Hubbard

Difference Between the Theoretical Adhesion and the Measured Adherence Basically, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2004)

by Jennifer Shoquist, Diane Stafford

ical that the instability of homelessness would automatically lead to a lack of adherence, but that has not proved to be the case universally. One program had a 70 percent adherence rate in homeless HIV-infected individuals, and the high rate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2005)

Volume I: Adult Clinical Applications Volume II: Child Clinical Applications Volume III: Educational Applications by Michel Hersen

Administrative support for behavioral interventions is a relatively distal but important antecedent to adherence and nonadherence to behavioral interventions. As mentioned above, behavior management plans can be lost in the shuffle of daily ...

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Quotes about adherence

The Establishment Clause prohibits government from making adherence to a religion relevant in any way to a person's standing in the political community. (Sandra Day O'Connor)
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Scrabble value of A1D2H4E1R1E1N1C3E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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