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Morisky Scale (Medication Adherence) Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

Morisky Scale for Medication Adherence

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Introd­uction

The Morisky scale is a validated scale designed to estimate the risk of medication non-ad­her­ence. It has been cited in over 70 articles since its public­ation in 1986. It’s used for many different diseases such as hypert­ension, hyperl­ipi­demia, asthma, and HIV. Scores are based on patient responses to four, Yes or No questions.
Source: Morisky DE, Green LW, Levine DW. Concurrent and predictive validity of a self-r­eported measure of medication adherence. Medical Care 1986;2­4:67-74

Morisky Scale Questions

Ques­tion
Y/N
1. Do you ever forget to take your medicine?
[___]
2. Are you careless at times about taking your medicine?
[___]
3. When you feel better, do you sometimes stop taking your medicine?
[___]
4. Sometimes if you feel worse when you take the medicine, do you stop taking it?
[___]
Total Score
[___]

Scoring the Morisky Scale

Yes=0 and No=1

• Zero is the lowest level of medication adherence
• 4 is the highest level of medication adherence
• Patients scoring 0 or 1 would benefit most from pharmacist interv­ention
• Goal: screen for those in which your pharmacist time should be spent on enhancing adherence
                       

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