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Acute Coronary Syndrome clinical trials at UCSF
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  • An Intervention to Support Medication Adherence Following Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    Background Medication adherence following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is often sub-optimal and is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Non-adherence can be considered intentional or unintentional. Findings ways to improve adherence is an important area of research with widespread clinical implications, however, previous interventions have generally been ineffective. The investigators propose an intervention that challenges both intentional and unintentional non-adherence in patients hospitalised following ACS. Objectives The objective of this study is to determine the feasibility of a hospital-based intervention aimed at supporting medication adherence in patients following an ACS. Methods Patients admitted to hospital with an ACS will be recruited for this study. The study will target both intentional and unintentional non-adherence over two sessions through challenging treatment beliefs and formulating specific action plans to encourage habit formation. Patients will be asked to provide in-depth feedback around the acceptability of the intervention. As this is a feasibility study, outcomes (i.e. medication adherence) will not be collected. Dissemination If this study seems to be practical to deliver and acceptable to patients then it will inform the design of a future randomized-controlled pilot study to test the effectiveness of the intervention delivered by hospital pharmacists on a study outcome (i.e. medication adherence).