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Compliance in epileptology. How to change the situation for better


The problem of low adherence to therapy in patients with epilepsy is one of the most pressing public health problems. Failure to follow the doctor's instructions leads to an increased risk of hospitalization and sudden death. Knowing the main predictors of non-compliance, the doctor is able to develop appropriate strategies to increase adherence. There are methods of improving compliance that should be actively implemented in the clinical practice of epileptologists. The article presents a review of the literature on this problem, clinical examples from the authors' practice are given.

About the Authors

N. N. Maslova
Smolensk State Medical University
Russian Federation

Natalia N. Maslova – Dr. Med. Sc., Professor, Chief of Chair of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Scopus Author ID: 7005487934; RSCI SPIN-code: 4193-3595

28 Krupskaya Str., Smolensk 214019

A. A. Litvinova
Smolensk State Medical University
Russian Federation

Aleksandra A. Litvinova – 4th year Student, Faculty of Therapy

RSCI SPIN-code: 2234-7591

28 Krupskaya Str., Smolensk 214019

N. V. Yuryeva
Smolensk State Medical University
Russian Federation

Natalia V. Yuryeva – MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Chair of Neurology and Neurosurgery

RSCI SPIN-code: 4193-3595

28 Krupskaya Str., Smolensk 214019

P. S. Kovalev
Smolensk State Medical University
Russian Federation

Pavel S. Kovalev – Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery

28 Krupskaya Str., Smolensk 214019


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Maslova N.N., Litvinova A.A., Yuryeva N.V., Kovalev P.S. Compliance in epileptology. How to change the situation for better. Epilepsy and paroxysmal conditions. 2021;13(2):157-167. (In Russ.)

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