Enhancing Medication Adherence: The Public Health Dilemma

Enhancing Medication Adherence: The Public Health Dilemma

by Hayden B Bosworth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908517470
Publisher: Springer Healthcare Ltd.
Publication date: 06/04/2014
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.91(h) x 0.01(d)

About the Author

Hayden B Bosworth, PhD, a health services researcher, focuses on patient and organization level factors to improve treatment adherence.
He is the associate director of the Center for Health Services Research in
Primary Care and Career Award scientist at the Durham Veterans Affairs
Medical Center (VAMC). He is a research professor in the Department of
Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, research professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, research professor in the School of Nursing at Duke University Medical Center, and adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration in the
School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He is also a senior fellow at the Center for Aging and Human Development and a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy at Duke University.
Dr Bosworth was awarded an Established Investigator award from the
American Heart Association to further develop interventions to improve health behaviors and treatment adherence related to hypertension and other chronic diseases. Dr Bosworth has published over 180 articles and
3 books that have examined the self-management and treatment adherence among individuals with chronic diseases. He is a fellow of the American
Psychological Association Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging and Division 38 Health Psychology), Gerontological Society of America,
and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. He has received prior funding from a number of government sources (eg, National Institutes of Health,
Veterans Affairs) and foundations (eg, American Heart Association,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) to carry out three overarching areas of research: 1) clinical research that provides knowledge for improving patients’ treatment adherence and self-management in chronic care;
2) translation research to improve access to quality of care; and 3) eliminate healthcare disparities.

Table of Contents

Defining medication nonadherence.- Causes of medication nonadherence.- Methods for determining medication adherence.- Evaluating adherence-enhancing interventions.- The role of healthcare providers in medication adherence.- Medication intervention recommendations.- Future directions and recommendations.

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