Steven Feldman, MD, PhD
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Although topical medications are highly effective treatments for atopic dermatitis, poor treatment adherence can lead to poor treatment outcomes and unnecessary escalation of costly therapy. The purpose of this study is to identify new approaches to help patients use their medicine by using a positive outlier approach: identifying novel strategies that successful patients already use to take their medication correctly. The adherence strategies used by patients who successfully use their topicals may help us identify novel ways to improve other patients’ use of medication and serve as a foundation for future studies to develop and test innovative adherence interventions.
This project was funded by a 2019 PeDRA Research Grant.