The role of a self-directed technology to improve medication adherence in heart failure patients
Walker, Cynthia M.
AdvisorElder, Betty L.
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Walker, C.M. 2014. The Role of a Self-Directed Technology to Improve Medication Adherence in Heart Failure Patients. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 165
Medication nonadherence contributes to high morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure. The purpose of this study was to investigate if a self-directed medical technology, MyMedSchedule.com, improved medication adherence. Thirty-three heart failure patients were recruited to participate in a pre-post-intervention. Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8 item indicated medication adherence was improved but not statistically significant, z= -1.661, p =.097 (pre-intervention scores M = 6.44, SD = 1.38; post intervention scores M = 6.89, SD = 1.09). Participants expressed comfort (82%), satisfaction (75%), and confidence (75%) using the technology. Technology-based strategies have potential to improve adherence and reduce poor outcomes.
Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at School of Nursing, College of Health Professions