Attributional Style and Adherence to Hydroxyurea in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease (HU Adherence Study)
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About the Study
This study, conducted by Lance Archer, a doctoral student in the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA, aims to understand why some adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) may have difficulties taking Hydroxyurea medication. Factors such as barriers to medication, mistrust in physicians and healthcare systems, communication between patients and providers, and beliefs about the medication can affect Hydroxyurea adherence.
This research aims to explore whether “attributional style,” how people explain the causes of events, is a significant predictor of Hydroxyurea adherence. Adult SCD patients in Canada and the US will complete measures related to attributional style, beliefs about medication, and Hydroxyurea adherence. The findings will inform interventions to improve Hydroxyurea adherence in adult SCD patients.