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EMAC 2021 Annual Conference

The relationship between financial affordability and patient behaviour in medication adherence

Published: May 25, 2021


Zsuzsanna Kun, Corvinus University of Budapest; Ildikó Kemény, Corvinus University of Budapest; Judit Simon, Corvinus University of Budapest


Theoretically this study focuses on patient’s medical adherence as a key success factor in healthcare services. The widespread adherence scales focus on medication habits, healing beliefs and personal barriers in treatment process. Financial circumstances of non-adherent behaviour are barely investigated in scale development although it is an important factor of non-adherent patient behaviour. Analytically our paper refers a financial affordability scale from previous literature (AFFORDABILITY), quantify its reliability (Cronbach’s alpha), explore its structure (EFA) and measure its effect (SEM) for medication adherence with the use of the often used MARS5 scale. The sample used for data analysis is unique in adherence research since it is a representative multimorbidity sample of 482 citizens from Hungary. Our result indicates that financial circumstances has a significant, positive and medium strong (0,563) effect on medication behaviour.


Supported by the ÚNKP-20-3-II new national excellence program of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology from the source of the national research, development and innovation fund.