External support for collaborative problem solving in a simulated provider/patient medication scheduling task.

@article{Morrow2008ExternalSF,
  title={External support for collaborative problem solving in a simulated provider/patient medication scheduling task.},
  author={Daniel G. Morrow and Liza Raquel and Angela Schriver and Seth Redenbo and David Rozovski and Gillian K Weiss},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={288-97}
}
Taking medication requires developing plans to accomplish the activity. This planning challenges older adults because of age-related cognitive limits and inadequate collaboration with health providers. The authors investigated whether an external aid (medtable) supports collaborative planning in the context of a simulated patient/provider task in which pairs of older adults worked together to create medication schedules. Experiment 1 compared pairs who used the medtable, blank paper… CONTINUE READING