Rapid Reference to Compliance: Rapid Reference Series

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Overview

Each title in the Rapid Reference series provides the reader with authoritative and accessible information from a clinical expert in the field, to assist with treatment decisions. Each title includes standard core content (epidemiology, management, therapy) combined with the additional information—such as FAQs and patient organizations—needed by the primary care practitioners to provide effective patient care. The books also include drug listings, clinical trials, information on future developments, and web site listings, to keep the reader up to speed with new developments and to extend their knowledge of the disease area.

Titles in the series focus on chronic conditions seen most often in the primary care setting. With patients becoming better informed about the nature and management of their conditions, Rapid Reference is a timely new series that offers the primary care practitioners easy access to the best information for patient care and management.

• Expert information succinctly written for ease of use.

• Abundant use of bulleted lists and short tables, for quick access to comparative information.

• Presents evidence-based sources for practice where available, either through research or best-practice guidelines.

• Frequently Asked Questions chapter helps practitioners prepare for patient visits and provide better patient care.

• Drugs appendix lists available drugs, with contraindications and side effects.

• Useful addresses and websites appendix provide additional resources for both the physician and patient.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780723433347
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/24/2003
  • Series: Rapid Reference Series
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 3.86 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Statement of importance of area (compliance with medication and lifestyle)
Aims of the book

Chapter 1: Compliance, adherence, co-operation, mutuality, therapeutic alliance or concordance?
Discussion about definitions; moving from Sackett and Haynes' definition to 'concordance'
Various aspect of compliance with medication

Chapter 2: Theories of compliance
Heath belief model
Reasoned action

Chapter 3: The scope of the problem
Epidemiology
Non-compliance with medication for chronic illness
Maintaining medication use
Compliance with lifestyle advice
Financial cost of non compliance with drugs
Costs of non-compliance with lifestyle advice
Avoidable morbidity and mortality

Chapter 4: Predictors of sub-optimal compliance
Communication
Complexity of regime
Physical factors

Chapter 5: Assessing compliance
Self report
Pill counting
Electronic monitoring

Chapter 6: The role of the clinician in relation to drug treatment

Chapter 7: Patient centered medicine, shared decision making and motivational interviewing

Chapter 8: Some common patient concerns about medication

Chapter 9: Compliance in specific situation
The elderly
Teenagers
HIV
Contraception
Hormone replacement therapy
Cardiovascular medicine
Acute infections
Diabetes mellitus
Psychiatric illness
Respiratory tract illness
Transplantation
Appointment keeping
Lifestyle

Chapter 10: Enhancing compliance in the consultation; some practical strategies
(Each strategy will have a description and an example of clinical practice)
The evidence so far
Spirit point
Establishing rapport and raising the subject
Agenda setting
Assessing readiness to change, motivation and confidence
Lifting the lid
Information exchange
Risk communication
Typical day
Pros and cons

Chapter 11: The research agenda

Chapter 12: Websites

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