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    • Aim: To use the HBM to explain mothers' adherence to a drug regimen for their asthmatic children.
    • Method/Design: correlation between beliefs and administration of asthma meds. Blood test on some children.
    • Participants: 111 mothers aged 17-54 and children 9 months- 17 years.
    • Procedure: 45 minute interview regarding the factors of the HBM and their faith in doctors and effectiveness of the medication.
    • Findings: positive correlation between beliefs of susceptibility, perceived seriousness and compliance to the regimen. Cost negatively correlated with compliance. Marital status and education meant they were more likely to comply.
    • Conclusion: The HBM is a useful model to predict and explain different levels of compliance with medical regimens.


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