ABC taxonomy

NEW: Translation of ABC taxonomy in multiple languages.

The ABC taxonomy project started as the first workpackage of the FP7-funded project “Ascertaining Barriers for Compliance: policies for safe, effective and cost-effective use of medicines in Europe”. Above all, the ABC taxonomy was developed in collaboration with ESPACOMP.

  • Original publication: A new taxonomy for describing and defining adherence to medications. Vrijens B, De Geest S, Hughes DA, et al. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2012;73(5):691-705.
  • Preferred method for translation
  • Translation in French and German: The ABC taxonomy for medication adherence translated into French and German. Haag M, Lehmann A, Hersberger KE, et al. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2020;86(4):734-744.
  • Ongoing translation & contact details

Katerina Mala-Ladova Principal investigator Czech
Barbora Kostalova Principal investigator Czech
Eliska Voriskova Master student Czech
Liset van Dijk Principal investigator Dutch
Marcia Vervloet Senior researcher Dutch
Bart van den Bemt Senior researcher Dutch
Hans Wouters Senior researcher Dutch
Enrica Menditto Principal investigator Italian
Valentina Orlando Senior researcher Italian
Sara Mucherino PhD Student Italian
Giancarlo Orofino Senior researcher Italian
Marta Guastavigna Senior researcher Italian
Anna Giardini Senior researcher Italian
Marina Maffoni  PhD Student Italian
Clara Cena Senior researcher Italian
Sara Traina Junior researcher Italian
Lucrezia Greta Armando PhD Student Italian
Filipa Alves da Costa Principal investigator Portuguese
Catarina Bernardo PhD student Portuguese
Rute Sampaio Senior researcher Portuguese
Marta Almada PhD student Portuguese
Elisio Costa Senior researcher Portuguese
Beatriz Guitton Senior researcher Portuguese
Michelle Tosin PhD student Portuguese
Alex Dima Principal investigator Romanian
Victoria Garcia Cardenas Principal investigator Spanish
Sara Malo Principal investigator Spanish
Bernard Vrijens ESPACOMP French
Dyfrig Hughes ESPACOMP Coordinator