Improving Patient Treatment Adherence: A Clinician's Guide

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Hayden Bosworth
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 3, 2010 - Medical - 358 pages

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.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Physical Activity and Adherence
9
3 Improving Dietary Adherence
39
4 Medication Adherence
69
5 Smoking Cessation and Adherence
97
6 Cancer Screening Adherence
123
7 Hormonal Contraceptives and Adherence
151
8 Chronic Pain and Adherence
178
9 Adherence and Psychotherapy
215
10 Adherence to Treatment for Depression
241
11 Adherence in the Treatment of HIV and Other Infectious Diseases
259
12 Adherence and Substance Use
289
13 Special Considerations of Medication Adherence in Childhood and Adolescence
310
14 Special Considerations of Adherence in OlderAdults
321
Index
341
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