Category : Patient Education

ABSTRACT: Antidepressant adherence: are patients t… [Innov Clin Neurosci. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Depression is a relatively common clinical disorder and can be difficult to effectively treat according to findings from the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression study. Given this working terrain, patient adherence with antidepressant therapy is a critical aspect of effective clinical management. However, according to contemporary data (i.e., over

ABSTRACT: Patient-centered adherence int… [Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: Adherence to cardioprotective medications in the year after acute coronary syndrome hospitalization is generally poor and is associated with increased risk of rehospitalization and mortality. Few interventions have specifically targeted this high-risk patient population to improve medication adherence. We hypothesize that a multifaceted patient-centered intervention could improve adherence to cardioprotective

ABSTRACT: Models of care for the secondary prevention o… [Osteoporos Int. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Most people presenting with incident osteoporotic fractures are neither assessed nor treated for osteoporosis to reduce their risk of further fractures, despite the availability of effective treatments. We evaluated the effectiveness of published models of care for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures. We searched eight medical literature databases to

ABSTRACT: How effective are nurses’ medicine … [Nurs Times. 2012 May 29-Jun 11] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: Nurse prescribers face a daily challenge to optimise medicine-taking through effective communication with patients. AIM: To identify the content of, and participation in, medicine discussion between nurse prescribers and people with diabetes. via How effective are nurses' medicine ... [Nurs Times. 2012 May 29-Jun 11] - PubMed - NCBI.

ABSTRACT: Improving blood pressure control in e… [Nephrol Nurs J. 2012 May-Jun] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Hypertension in patients on hemodialysis (HD) contributes significantly to their morbidity and mortality. This study examined whether a supportive nursing intervention incorporating monitoring, goal setting, and reinforcement can improve blood pressure (BP) control in a chronic HD population. A randomized controlled design was used and 118 participants were recruited from

ABSTRACT: Pharmacists’ recommendations to improve car… [Ann Pharmacother. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: Increasingly, hospitals are implementing multifaceted programs to improve medication reconciliation and transitions of care, often involving pharmacists. OBJECTIVE: To assess pharmacists' views on their roles in hospital-based medication reconciliation and discharge counseling and provide their recommendations for improving care transitions. via Pharmacists' recommendations to improve car... [Ann Pharmacother. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI.

ABSTRACT: Extending the continuum of care in congestive hea… [J Nurs Adm. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine if an interactive voice response system (IVRS) with daily self-management and clinical monitoring messages would be well accepted by patients and reduce 30-day congestive heart failure (CHF) readmissions. BACKGROUND: Patient adherence to a treatment regimen contributes to successful management following discharge for CHF. Cost-effective,

ABSTRACT: Primary care management for optimized antithro… [Implement Sci. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: Antithrombotic treatment is a continuous therapy that is often performed in general practice and requires careful safety management. The aim of this study is to investigate whether a best-practice model that applies major elements of case management and patient education, can improve antithrombotic management in primary healthcare in terms of

ABSTRACT: Interventions to Improve Adherence to Self-ad… [Ann Intern Med. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: Suboptimum medication adherence is common in the United States and leads to serious negative health consequences but may respond to intervention. PURPOSE: To assess the comparative effectiveness of patient, provider, systems, and policy interventions that aim to improve medication adherence for chronic health conditions in the United States. via Interventions to Improve Adherence