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Medication Adherence In Patients With COPD
An in-depth study of the treatment of older patients who are suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the success of medication adherence.
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This paper examines the critical success factors for medication adherence in older men and women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Specifically, the paper attempts to identify what critical factors improve medication adherence among the elderly diagnosed with COPD. The results of this study help to fill the gap in literature that currently exists related to medication adherence among the elderly. The paper further discusses the ample evidence lending support for studies that specifically target the elderly, as empirical data suggests their compliance to procedures and practice guidelines varies significantly from that of younger populations.

Chapter 1
Introduction to the Study
Problem Statement
Chapter 2
Literature Overview
Conceptual & Theoretical Framework
Medication Adherence and COPD
Operational Definitions
Hypothesis Research Questions
Chapter 3
Research Design
Sample Characteristics
Instruments and Interventions
Ethical Issues Protection Human Subjects
Chronology of Events
Chapter 4
Plan for Data Analysis
Data Analysis
Results and Discussions
Chapter 5
Evaluation of Proposal
Strengths and Limitations
Appendix I - Survey Questionnaire

From the Paper:

"In any study involving human subjects it is vital the researcher take precautions to ensure the confidentiality, safety and support of all participants involved in the study. It is also vital the researcher fully inform study participants of the intent of the study, and provide ample guidance for completing each aspect of the study. For this reason the researcher will provide comprehensive instructions at the beginning of each survey mailed to participants, and provide participants a contact number to ensure they have a resource for discussing questions related to the study if necessary.
To ensure the ethical nature of this study, all study participants will be fully informed of the intent of this study and the potential uses for the information provided by this study. Study participants will be asked to sign an agreement stating they understand the focus and implications of this study. All study participants will be afforded the opportunity to provide information confidentiality for purposes of this study. Further, participants will all receive the results of this study in a separate mailing at the end of study. In cases where participants are unable to complete the questionnaires mailed to them, they may appoint a proxy to complete the questionnaire for them."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barr, R.G., Somers, S.C., Speizer, F.E., Camargo, CA, NAEPP. (2002, Aug). "Patient factors and medication guideline adherence among older women with asthma." Arch Intern Med, 162(15): 1761-8.
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  • DiMatteo, M.R., Lepper, H.S., Croghan, T.W. (2000). "Depression is a risk factor for noncompliance with medical treatment: A meta-analysis of the effects of anxiety and depression on patient adherence." Arch Intern Med, 160(1): 2101-7.
  • Dolce, J.J., Crisp, C., Manzella, B., Richards, J.M., Hardin, J.M. & Bailey, W.C. (1991, Apr). "Medication adherence patterns in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." Chest, 99(4): 837-41.
  • Ebersole, P. & Hess, P. (1998). Toward healthy aging: Human needs and nursing response. St. Louis: Mosby.

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