Presented at International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR EU) 2018
Authors: Vilcot T, de Bock E, Chekroun M, Arnould B
Most chronic conditions require the patients to take long-term treatments. Lack of adherence and persistence are major barriers to optimal treatment benefit. Patients’ behaviour and attitude towards their treatment are hypothesised to result from their complex evaluation of the risk-benefit ratio of their treatment. Measuring patients’ acceptance of their medication may help better understand and predict patients’ behaviour towards treatment. Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are prescribed long-term treatments to slow the progression of their chronic disease. Important unmet needs are still voiced by patients. Frequent treatment discontinuation and switching are reported in studies as disease modified therapies in MS patients. In recent years, new MS and Central Nervous System (CNS) treatments have been put on the market with the aim of addressing unmet needs. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of treatment change on the level of acceptance of medication in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), in real life.