Patient Compliance with Cleft Palate Team Regimens A cleft palate team's prescribed regimen requires prompt and continued compliance in order to meet the management objectives and to justify the large investment of professional time. The purposes of this clinical investigation were to determine the rate of compliance with the recommendations made by a cleft palate team for ... Research Article
Research Article  |   November 01, 1990
Patient Compliance with Cleft Palate Team Regimens
 
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Research Article   |   November 01, 1990
Patient Compliance with Cleft Palate Team Regimens
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1990, Vol. 55, 740-750. doi:10.1044/jshd.5504.740
History: Received May 10, 1989 , Accepted March 2, 1990
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1990, Vol. 55, 740-750. doi:10.1044/jshd.5504.740
History: Received May 10, 1989; Accepted March 2, 1990

A cleft palate team's prescribed regimen requires prompt and continued compliance in order to meet the management objectives and to justify the large investment of professional time. The purposes of this clinical investigation were to determine the rate of compliance with the recommendations made by a cleft palate team for its patients and to identify variables associated with compliance. A subject was defined as the person(s) who could best respond to questions concerning the management of the team's patient. Each subject was interviewed using a questionnaire. The mean patient compliance rate was 64.4%, and noncompliance with specific recommendations ranged from 12.5% to 100%. Using Jones and Caldwell's (1981) classification, 17.1% of the patients were classified as compliers, 78% as partial compliers, and 4.9% as noncompliers. The best predictor of compliance was a set of nine variables.

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