Learn More
OBJECTIVES Empirical literature on patient decision role preferences regarding treatment and screening was reviewed to summarize patients' role preferences across measures, time and patient population. METHODS Five databases were searched from January 1980 to December 2007 (1980-2007 Ovid MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PsychInfo, Web of(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper presents findings from a research partnership with rural American Indian communities to identify protective factors associated with their adolescents' health-related behaviors including 1) delay of sexual debut; 2) not having had intercourse in the past 3 months; 3) birth control use among sexually active adolescents in the past 3(More)
Past research suggests that patients' self-management behavior and knowledge about their condition/treatment may impact functioning and well-being. Specific self-management activities used by patients on hemodialysis have included cooperative/participatory and protective/proactive strategies. In this cross-sectional study, measures of self-management and(More)
Self-report tools for monitoring adherence can be useful in identifying patients who need assistance with their medications, assessing patient concerns, and evaluating new programs. The aim of this study is to test the validity of the Brief Medication Questionnaire (BMQ), a new self-report tool for screening adherence and barriers to adherence. The tool(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate older patient, physician and pharmacist perspectives about the role of pharmacists in pharmacist-patient interactions. METHODS Eight focus-group discussions were held in senior centres, community pharmacies and primary care physician offices. Participants were 42 patients aged 63 years and older, 17 primary care physicians and 13(More)
BACKGROUND A minority of women with urinary incontinence (UI) and even fewer with fecal incontinence (FI) report having discussed it with a health care provider in the past year. Thus our aim was to evaluate whether the use of an electronic pelvic floor assessment questionnaire (ePAQ-PF) improves communication about incontinence in primary care. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Although Muslim diabetic patients may be aware of their religious exemption from fasting, many still fast and adjust their medication regimens accordingly. Pharmacists have a significant potential to identify and prevent harm from medication misuse in Ramadan. OBJECTIVES This study examines Egyptian pharmacists' knowledge regarding management(More)
OBJECTIVES To present an adverse effect monitoring tool with theoretical, practical, and data-supported explanation and justification for use in pharmacy practice for the purpose of building patient-pharmacist partnerships and improving medication-management outcomes. DESIGN Randomized pretest-posttest experimental design. SETTING Ambulatory patients in(More)
UNLABELLED Aim The aims of this study were twofold: (a) to explore whether specific components of shared decision making were present in consultations involving nurse prescribers (NPs), pharmacist prescribers (PPs) and general practitioners (GPs) and (b) to relate these to self-reported patient outcomes including satisfaction, adherence and patient(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of patient-practitioner interaction on the severity and duration of the common cold. METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled trial of 719 patients with new cold onset. Participants were randomized to three groups: no patient-practitioner interaction, "standard" interaction or an "enhanced" interaction. Cold severity(More)