Information Use and Treatment Adherence Among Patients with Diabetes
16 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2011
Date Written: October 1, 2009
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
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