Clarification of References to Medication Adherence Scale

The authors of the Trends From the Field article, “Health Literacy, Preventive Health Screening, and Medication Adherence Behaviors of Older African Americans at a PCMH,” published in the September 2018 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, have issued this statement to clarify and correct any misunderstanding caused by the abbreviations used for describing the medication adherence scale mentioned across various segments (Abstract, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Table 2) of the article.1

The medication adherence scale used in the study for the authors’ article was the Self-reported Medication-taking Scale published in 1986 by Morisky et al.2 The authors inadvertently referred to the scale as the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale and abbreviated it as MMAS. Any confusion from the inadvertent reference to the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale, as well as the use of the acronym MMAS to refer to the Self-reported Medication-taking Scale, was unintentional.
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