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Promoting Treatment Adherence

Promoting Treatment Adherence
A Practical Handbook for Health Care Providers

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July 2006 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

As every health care provider knows only too well, poor patient adherence to treatment is an enormous barrier to effective health care delivery. Promoting Treatment Adherence provides health care providers with a comprehensive set of information and strategies for understanding and promoting treatment adherence across a wide range of treatment types and clinical populations.

The information is presented in a practical how-to manner, and is intended as a resource that practitioners can draw from to improve skills in promoting treatment adherence. To facilitate ease of use for the practitioner, the volume is divided into five targeted sections. In the first section, the reader is provided with a general overview of the primary issues in treatment adherence relevant to practitioners. The second presents specific guidelines for assessing rates of patient adherence, as well as for assessing patient readiness to adhere to treatment and for identifying and understanding specific barriers to adherence in individual patients.  In the third section, detailed guidelines for the implementation of each of effective strategies and techniques for facilitating patient adherence to treatment are presented, including motivational interviewing, patient education, skills training, increasing resources and support, problems solving, and relapse prevention.  The fourth and fifth sections provide guidelines for the application of the information and strategies discussed in the previous sections to promoting adherence to a variety of specific treatments and with a variety of specific patient populations, with an emphasis is discussing considerations and issues specific to each treatment and patient population.  Where applicable, each of the chapters presents a case-example as well as suggestions for further reading. 

Eric R. Levensky and William T. O'Donohue
Ch 1: Patient Adherence and Nonadherence to Treatments: An Overview for Health Care Providers
Kristin A. Riekert
Ch 2. Integrating Regimen Adherence Assessment Into Clinical Practice
Janice M. Prochaska, James O. Prochaska, and Sara S. Johnson
Ch 3: Assessing Readiness for Adherence to Treatment
Elaine M. Heiby and Carrie Lukens
Ch 4: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Treatment Adherence Using Behavioral Analysis and Modification Techniques
Ana M. Bisono, Jennifer Knapp Manuel, and Alyssa A. Forchehimes
Ch 5: Promoting Treatment Adherence Through Motivational Interviewing
Megan L. Oser
Ch 6: Patient Education to Promote Adherence to Treatments
Kyle E.Ferguson and Heather Scarlett-Ferguson
Ch 7: Skills Training to Promote Patient Adherence to Treatments
Robin Shapiro and Marcia Herival
Ch 8: Increasing Resources and Supports to Improve Adherence to Treatments
Arthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, and Michael G. Perri
Ch 9: Problem Solving to Promote Treatment Adherence
Arthur W. Blume and G. Alan Marlatt
Ch 10: Relapse Prevention to Promote Treatment Adherence
Brian Giddens and Lana Sue I. Ka'opua
Ch 11: Promoting Treatment Adherence Through Collaborative Teams (PACT): A Practice Model
Paul F. Cook
Ch 12: Adherence to Medications
Edwin B. Fisher, Carol A. Brownson, Mary L. O'Toole, Victoria Anwuri, Gowri Shetty, and Richard R. Rubin
Ch 13: An Ecological Approach to Adherence in Diabetes Management: Perspectives From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Diabetes Initiative
Susan D. Schaffer
Ch 14: Adherence Challenges in Asthma Treatment
Whitney M. Waldroup, Elizabeth V. Gifford, and Preety Kalra
Ch 15: Adherence to Smoking Cessation Treatments
Barry L. Carter
Ch 16: Adherence to Hypertension Treatments
David Victorson and Amy H. Peterman
Ch 17: Cancer-Related Adherence: Background, Clinical Issues, and Promotion Strategies
Eric R. Levensky
Ch 18: Adherence to HIV/AIDS Treatments
Steven J. Lash and Jennifer L. Burden
Ch 19: Adherence to Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Jessica A. Whiteley, David M. Williams, and Bess H. Marcus
Ch 20: Adherence to Exercise Regimes
Barbara S. McCann
Ch 21: Adherence to Dietary Recommendations
Jamie A. Cvengros and Alan J. Christensen
Ch 22: Adherence to Dialysis Treatment for End-Stage Renal Disease
Tonya S. Watson, Nancy Foster, and Patrick C. Friman
Ch 23: Treatment Adherence in Children and Adolescents
Hillary LeRoux and Jane E. Fisher
Ch 24: Strategies for Enhancing Medication Adherence in the Elderly
Neger Nicole Jacobs and Scott Evan Jacobs
Ch 25: Treatment Adherence in Pregnancy
Patrick W. Corrigan and Amy Watson
Ch 26: Treatment Adherence in People With Psychiatric Disabilities
Jose R. Rodriguez-Gomez and Carmen S. Salas-Serrano
Ch 27: Treatment Adherence in Ethnic Minorities: Particularities and Alternatives
Kendra Beitz and Mandra L. Rasmussen-Hall
Ch 28: Treatment Difficult (Personality Disordered) Patients
Michele D. Wallace, Edwin J. Dyer, and Becky Penrod
Ch 29: Treatment Adherence in Developmental Disabilities/Cognitively Impaired Patients
About the Contributors

"Health professionals can use this book to identify the best available evidence for improving adherence and apply it to their clinical practice."

S. P. Kalantri
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Services

"...establishes its place in a broadly used medical school reference library where it can be accessed by a variety of health care providers, including students in medicine, physical therapy, nutrition, and nursing."

Mary Ann Cook
Key features

Chapters on general theory

Chapters on strategies and techniques

Chapters on assessment issues

Chapters on adherence issues with specific populations

Chapters related to specific treatment situations

Case studies throughout to enliven and clarify theoretical presentations

Current theory, research and applications

Nationally recognized contributors

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chatper 3

Chapter 5

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