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Deciding What's News: A Study of CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Newsweek and Time 25th Anniversary Edition by Herbert J. Gans Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2004. 393 pp
Reviewed by Michael D. Murray University ofMissouri-Sf. Louis a sociological rendering of news judgment. This revision begins by analyzing changes that have taken place since the book was firstExpand
Pharmacist Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence in Heart Failure
Context Patients sometimes have difficulty following complicated treatment regimens. Contribution In this trial, 314 low-income patients with congestive heart failure were randomly assigned to aExpand
Social support and health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure patients
Objectives: Objectives of this study were to: (1) describe perceived social support during a baseline hospitalization and 12 months later among heart failure patients; (2) examine differences inExpand
Association of medication adherence, knowledge, and skills with emergency department visits by adults 50 years or older with congestive heart failure.
PURPOSE The association of medication adherence, knowledge, and skills with emergency department (ED) visits by patients 50 years of age or older with congestive heart failure (CHF) was studied. Expand
Failure of Computerized Treatment Suggestions to Improve Health Outcomes of Outpatients with Uncomplicated Hypertension: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Objective. To assess the effects of evidence‐based treatment suggestions for hypertension made to physicians and pharmacists using a comprehensive electronic medical record system.
Correlates of health literacy in patients with chronic heart failure.
PURPOSE Many older adults have inadequate health-related literacy, which is associated with poor health outcomes. Thus, it is important to identify determinants of health literacy. We investigatedExpand
Effects of computerized guidelines for managing heart disease in primary care
BACKGROUND: Electronic information systems have been proposed as one means to reduce medical errors of commission (doing the wrong thing) and omission (not providing indicated care).OBJECTIVE: ToExpand
Renal toxicity of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
NSAIDs pose little threat of renal insult in normal, healthy persons at therapeutic dosages. However, NSAID administration to susceptible persons may cause decrements in renal plasma flow andExpand
Discriminant properties of commonly used quality of life measures in heart failure
Health-related quality of life (HRQL) instruments have been used to measure HRQL in heart failure patients, but how different instruments compare in the same groups of patients is not known. TheExpand
A conceptual framework to study medication adherence in older adults.
BACKGROUND Adults aged > or =50 years often have multiple chronic diseases requiring multiple medications. However, even drugs with well-documented benefits are often not taken as prescribed, for aExpand