Background: Medicines are the most common medical intervention and medicines adherence is associated with improved clinical outcomes. Understanding drivers and experiences of medicines adherence is important for optimising medicines use. Māori (Indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand) experience inequities in access to medicines yet little evidence exists regarding Māori and medicines adherence, or the role of pharmacists in supporting medicines adherence for Māori.
Objectives: To explore Māori experiences of medicines adherence and non-adherence, and pharmacists’ role in supporting adherence.


Creator | Kaihanga
The Māori Pharmacists Association and National Hauora Coalition
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution CC BY
Keywords | Kupu
Māori Pharmacists Adherence Medicine
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Joanna Hikaka, Nora Parore, Robert Haua, Anneka Anderson, Mariana Hudson, Brendon McIntosh, Kevin Pewhairangi, Rachel Brown,
Māori, pharmacists, and medicines adherence – A mixed methods study exploring indigenous experiences of taking medicines ‘as prescribed’ and mechanisms of support,
Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy,
Volume 7,
ISSN 2667-2766,

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