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Improving medication adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Respiratory Research, October 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#36 of 1,657)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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Title
Improving medication adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review
Published in
Respiratory Research, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1465-9921-14-109
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Authors

Jamie Bryant, Vanessa M McDonald, Allison Boyes, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Christine Paul, Jessica Melville, Bryant J, McDonald VM, Boyes A, Sanson-Fisher R, Paul C, Melville J

Abstract

Adherence to medication among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is suboptimal and has negative impacts on survival and health care costs. No systematic review has examined the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve medication adherence. Electronic databases Medline and Cochrane were searched using a combination of MeSH and keywords. Eligible studies were interventions with a primary or secondary aim to improve medication adherence among individuals with COPD published in English. Included studies were assessed for methodological quality using the Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) criteria. Of the 1,186 papers identified, seven studies met inclusion criteria. Methodological quality of the studies was variable. Five studies identified effective interventions. Strategies included: brief counselling; monitoring and feedback about inhaler use through electronic medication delivery devices; and multi-component interventions consisting of self-management and care co-ordination delivered by pharmacists and primary care teams. Further research is needed to establish the most effective and cost effective interventions. Special attention should be given to increasing patient sample size and using a common measure of adherence to overcome methodological limitations. Interventions that involve caregivers and target the healthcare provider as well as the patient should be further explored.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 196 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 15%
Student > Bachelor 20 10%
Other 19 9%
Researcher 19 9%
Other 45 22%
Unknown 27 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 77 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 22 11%
Social Sciences 13 6%
Psychology 7 3%
Other 27 13%
Unknown 29 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 February 2016.
All research outputs
#642,977
of 13,633,853 outputs
Outputs from Respiratory Research
#36
of 1,657 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,185
of 182,469 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Respiratory Research
#1
of 44 outputs
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