Following your doctor's and pharmacist's orders after a stroke is crucial to controlling the conditions that could increase your risk of another stroke.
Why Not Comply I — First of a Two-Part Series
Many stroke survivors are patients for the rest of their lives. They remain under a doctor’s care, taking medicine and living with dietary, exercise and stress management prescriptions. Living this way is called “compliance” or “adherence.” It means “doing what your doctors tell you to do.” Part I looks at the psychological barriers to adherence or complying with recommended treatments.
Solutions For Compliance
From Why Not Comply I, we offer solutions on how to conquer your excuses for not complying.
Why Not Comply II — Second of a Two-Part Series
In Part II, we investigate some of the challenges that external circumstances may contribute as stroke survivors try to follow doctors' orders. We also offer some solutions to these challenges.
This content was last reviewed on 04/30/2014.