Information Use and Treatment Adherence Among Patients with Diabetes

16 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2011

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Ulla Connor

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Elizabeth Goering

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Marianne Matthias

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robert Mac Neill

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 1, 2009

Abstract

This paper, part of a series of linguistically-oriented studies designed to understand how patients manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, focuses on patients’ perspectives on available sources of information related to diabetes. The study seeks to ascertain the potential impact of various information sources on disease management. Twenty-one in-depth interviews were conducted with Type 2 diabetics about the sources and adequacy of information they received about their disease and about their adherence to their prescribed medication regimen. This chapter examines written sources of information, which were rated by many non-adherent patients as among their most useful information sources.

Keywords: health information, medication, adherence, diabetes

Suggested Citation

Connor, Ulla and Goering, Elizabeth and Matthias, Marianne and Mac Neill, Robert, Information Use and Treatment Adherence Among Patients with Diabetes (October 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1863999 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1863999

Ulla Connor (Contact Author)

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Elizabeth Goering

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Marianne Matthias

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Robert Mac Neill

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