The MMAS-8 is an 8-item, validated and self-reported measure of medication-taking behavior. The total score ranges from 0 to 8. A score of 0 is considered “high” adherence,” 1 to 2 is considered “medium” adherence, and >2 is considered “low” adherence”.
Year: 1986 Authors: Morisky Disease: Heart Failure Outcome: Adherence to medication or other treatment
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Measure: Adherence to medication
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 5
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Scale: Lower scores are better, scores range 0-8 Reference: Morisky, DE., Green, LW., Levine, DW. Concurrent and predictive validity of a self-reported measure of medication adherence.  Medical Care 1986 24:67-74.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Notes Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Yes 10.1097/00005650-198601000-00007