Kellie A Swanton

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W ith the exponential growth of Facebook and other social networking sites, patients are increasingly seeking information and emotional support online, from other patients. Recent qualitative studies highlight the great potential that online social networks represent as a source of information and encouragement in chronic disease management. However, recent(More)
BACKGROUND Given the huge burden of coronary artery disease and the effectiveness of medication therapy, understanding and quantifying known impacts of poor medication adherence for primary and secondary prevention is crucial. We sought to systematically review the literature on this topic area with a focus on quantified cost and clinical outcomes related(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association between social support and medication adherence. STUDY DESIGN A search of articles published before November 2010 in peer-reviewed, healthcare-related journals was conducted using PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science, and search terms related to social support (social support OR friend OR family OR agency) and(More)
BACKGROUND In January 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) communicated concerns about the efficacy of ezetimibe, but did not provide clear clinical guidance, and substantial media attention ensued. We investigated the proportion of patients who discontinued therapy and switched to a clinically appropriate alternative after the FDA communication. (More)
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