Objectives: To evaluate adherence amongst Israeli individuals who are licensed to use healthcare cannabis and to recognize variables linked with adherence to healthcare cannabis. Procedures: Ninety-5 novice licensed individuals have been interviewed for this cross-sectional study. The questionnaire measured demographics, the perceived patient-doctor connection, and the level of patients’ active involvement in their healthcare. In addition, individuals have been queried about adverse impact(s) and about their all round satisfaction from this healthcare treatment. Outcomes: Eighty % (n=76) has been identified as adherent to healthcare cannabis use. Variables identified linked with adherence have been “country of origin” (immigrant status), “type of illness” (cancer vs. non-cancer), and “experiencing adverse impact(s).” 3 predictors of adherence have been identified important in a logistic regression model: “type of illness” (odds ratio [OR] .101), patient-doctor connection (OR 1.406), and level of patient activation (OR 1.132). 71.five% rated themselves getting “completely satisfied” or “satisfied” from healthcare cannabis use. Conclusions: Our findings show a fairly higher adherence price for healthcare cannabis, as nicely as relative security and higher satisfaction amongst licensed individuals. Moreover indicated is the have to have to create and implement standardized education about this evolving field-to each individuals and physicians.
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PMID: 28861475 PMCID: PMC5576595 DOI: 10.1089/can.2015.0003
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