compliance

(redirected from adherence to treatment)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

compliance

, compliancy
a measure of the ability of a mechanical system to respond to an applied vibrating force, expressed as the reciprocal of the system's stiffness.

Compliance

Meeting legislated performance standards; “beyond compliance” means voluntarily exceeding those standards.

compliance

see TYPES OF COMPLIANCE.

compliance

[kəm′plī·əns]
(mechanics)
The displacement of a linear mechanical system under a unit force.

certificate of compliance

A document issued by the responsible governmental authority stating that all of a building, or any designated portion thereof, complies with all provisions of applicable codes, statutes, and regulations.

compliance

Conforming to a specification, standard or law that has been clearly defined.
References in periodicals archive ?
Indeed, as value-based payment models emerge, physicians increasingly will be held accountable for patients' adherence to treatment regimens, said Marina Karp, associate director of research at Navigant.
Ample research has provided empirical support that self-efficacy leads to better adherence to treatment recommendations (Bonsaken, Fagermoen, and Lerdal 2014; Elfaddali et al.
During the interviews, TB patients described how a shortage of food affects their adherence to treatment.
Patients beliefs about prescribed medicines and their role in adherence to treatment in chronic physical illness.
CPAP use 4 hours daily was considered as good adherence to treatment.
The authors conclude that strategies to improve access to services to near 100%, retain women in care and support adherence to treatment throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding are essential alongside WHO-recommended treatment regimens, if "virtual elimination" is to be achieved in Zimbabwe or other resource-poor settings with a high HIV prevalence and prolonged breastfeeding.
This allows for relatively rapid resolution of local reactions, and will likely improve adherence to treatment, they noted.
Although physicians and other care providers should encourage adherence to treatment regimens as much as possible, their typical 15-minute time slots--filled with multiple priorities--dictate a fundamentally limited role.
Third, natural remedies, as compared with prescription drugs, are associated with better adherence to treatment programs, because people rarely experience adverse effects severe enough to require discontinuation of therapy.
The primary outcome in this study was adherence to treatment guidelines (initiation of treatment at 16 to less than 21 weeks vs.
These studies identified patient retention and adherence to treatment as major challenges.
It helped to build and strengthen social networks and peer support--important factors in ensuring adherence to treatment.