Improving Patient Treatment Adherence: A Clinician's Guide by Hayden BosworthImproving Patient Treatment Adherence: A Clinician's Guide by Hayden Bosworth

Improving Patient Treatment Adherence: A Clinician's Guide

EditorHayden Bosworth

Paperback | June 24, 2010

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Despite its direct effect on a patient's health, the literature on treatment adherence does not yet include a summary of proven methods for identifying and addressing patient non-adherence. Improving Patient Treatment Adherence Across Multiple Behaviors: A Clinician's Guide differs significantly from many treatment adherence books on the market by focusing on clinicians and the practical tactics they need to improve patient adherence. The book is orgnaized by behavior and special issues as opposed to other texts, which look at treatment adherence as a theoretical concept. Each chapter provides a summary of existing literature regarding the impact of patient non-adherence, including costs, clinical outcomes and health-related quality of life, as well as a review of patient factors related to treatment adherence across behaviors, diseases, and special populations. A discussion of methods for improving treatment adherence takes a look at both proven methods and new technological advances in the field. Each chapter includes a table listing 3-5 key bullets that a clinician could use to address treatment adherence. Actual questions and scoring algorithms for widely used measures of treatment adherence make this book a useful guide for practicing clinicans.
Title:Improving Patient Treatment Adherence: A Clinician's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:June 24, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441958657

ISBN - 13:9781441958655

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Table of Contents

What is treatment adherence?.- Physical function/exercise adherence.- Diet and adherence.- Medication adherence.- Smoking cessation.- Primary prevention adherence.- Contraception and adherence.- Chronic pain and adherence.- Adherence and psychological therapies.- Adherence and depression in the primary care setting.- HIV/AIDS and infectious disease and adherence.- Adherence and substance abuse.- Cardiovascular and stroke rehabilitation.- Special populations: Children, parents and adherence.- Special populations: Older adults, caregivers, end of life and adherence.- Special populations: Complex chronic diseases.- Conclusions and policy implications.

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From the reviews:"This book examines the impact of patient nonadherence with preventive measures on costs, clinical outcomes, and health-related quality of life. It also explores evidence-based strategies to improve patient adherence. . The target audience includes primary care practitioners, residents, students, and any healthcare professionals involved in primary prevention. . Each chapter concisely summarizes current literature and provides helpful, practical, clinical tips. . Anyone involved or interested in the growing field of preventive medicine also would find it a valuable resource." (Heather Huang, Doody's Review Service, August, 2010)