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Pharmacist Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence in Heart Failure
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In this trial, 314 low-income patients with congestive heart failure were randomly assigned to a pharmacist intervention or usual care, hypothesized that the intervention would improve adherence to heart failure medications, reduce exacerbations requiring emergency department visits or hospitalization, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce health care costs. Expand
“Respect the way I need to communicate with you”: Healthcare experiences of adults on the autism spectrum
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An in-depth understanding of autistic adults’ experiences with healthcare and their recommendations for improving care is obtained to empower patients, adequately train providers, increase the accessibility of the healthcare system, and decrease discrimination. Expand
Correlates of health literacy in patients with chronic heart failure.
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Investigation of relationships between health literacy and general cognitive and sensory abilities, as well as education, health, and demographic variables, in a community sample of middle-aged and older adults found that education and cognitive ability were independently associated with the STOFHLA measure and explained age differences in health literacy. Expand
A conceptual framework to study medication adherence in older adults.
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Strategies to improve adherence will need to be multidimensional, including improvements in pharmacy services that consider age-related factors as well as a variety of environmental and social factors. Expand
Using Information Technology To Improve the Health Care of Older Adults
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The current limitations of and future prospects for using information technology to improve the care of older adults are described, with a particular focus on the experience with the Regenstrief Medical Record System (RMRS). Expand
Correlates of health-related quality of life among lower-income, urban adults with congestive heart failure.
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Cross-sectional data highlight the potential significance of social and behavioral factors in CHF-specific HRQL as measured by the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire, Chronic Heart Failure, and a single question of perceived overall health. Expand
Patients' Health Literacy and Experience With Instructions
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The finding that preferences varied with patients' experience using the instructions and cognitive abilities suggests instructions should accommodate diverse patient needs and abilities. Expand
Improving medication knowledge among older adults with heart failure: a patient-centered approach to instruction design.
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The findings suggest that the patient-centered format may improve printed medication instructions available in many pharmacies, which should help older adults to better understand how to take their medications. Expand
Early introduction of an evidence-based medicine course to preclinical medical students
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To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report to demonstrate that early introduction of EBM principles as a short course to preclinical medical students is feasible and practical. Expand
Implementing dementia care models in primary care settings: The Aging Brain Care Medical Home
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This article describes a structured set of activities that laid the foundation for a new partnership with the primary care practice and the lessons learned in implementing this new care model, and describes the core components of this innovative memory care program. Expand
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