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Predictors of persistence with 5-aminosalicylic acid therapy for ulcerative colitis.
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PMID:  19183154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Individuals with ulcerative colitis (UC) are at risk for poor persistence with therapy. AIM: To identify factors predicting persistence with 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) therapy after 3 and 12 months in subjects with UC. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, persistence with 5-ASA therapy was determined from prescription refill data from a commercial health insurance claims database. The analysis included subjects with UC who filled a prescription for any oral 5-ASA between October 2002 and September 2004. Persistence was defined as prescription refill at 3 and/or 12 months. Multivariate logistic regression modelling identified variables independently associated with persistence at 3 and 12 months. RESULTS: In all, 3574 subjects were identified. Fifty-seven per cent (2044) were persistent at 3 months. Glucocorticoid use before the index prescription predicted improved persistence at 3 months. Psychiatric diagnosis, mail order of the index prescription, female gender and co-pay predicted decreased persistence. At 12 months, 1124 (55%) remained persistent. Rectal 5-ASA use, older age and switching to a different 5-ASA predicted improved persistence at 12 months. Hospitalization for a gastrointestinal condition, mail order of the 3-month prescription and number of co-morbid illnesses predicted lower persistence. CONCLUSION: Persistence with 5-ASA treatment in UC is complex and multifactorial, and differs by time period.
S V Kane; N A Accortt; S Magowan; D Brixner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-01-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1365-2036     ISO Abbreviation:  Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-02     Completed Date:  2009-09-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707234     Medline TA:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  855-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aminosalicylic Acids / therapeutic use*
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use*
Cohort Studies
Colitis, Ulcerative / drug therapy*
Logistic Models
Medication Adherence*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aminosalicylic Acids; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal

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