The MEMS is a device used to monitor medication adherence. It is a cap that fits on standard medicine bottles and records the time and date each time the bottle is opened and closed. It is assumed that each cap opening represents a patient taking the correct medication from the bottle. MEMS is currently regarded as the gold standard to measure adherence.
Year: 2016 Authors: El Alili et al. 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): 4
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Scale: Higher scores are better Reference: El Alili, M., Vrijens, B., Demonceau, J., Evers, S. M., & Hiligsmann, M. (2016). A scoping review of studies comparing the medication event monitoring system (MEMS) with alternative methods for measuring medication adherence. British journal of clinical pharmacology, 82(1), 268-279.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Yes 10.1111/bcp.12942