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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Reid MC, Henderson CR, Jr., Trachtenberg MA
Implementing a pain self-management protocol in home care: a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial.
The researchers sought to determine the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral pain self-management protocol delivered by physical therapists for use by older adults with activity-limiting pain receiving home care. Their real-world pragmatic trial found no effect of implementation of a pain self-management intervention in a home care setting.
Citation: Reid MC, Henderson CR, Jr., Trachtenberg MA . Implementing a pain self-management protocol in home care: a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial. J Am Geriatr Soc 2017 Aug;65(8):1667-75. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14836.
Keywords: Home Healthcare, Patient Self-Management, Pain, Elderly, Comparative Effectiveness
Beissner KL, Bach E, Murtaugh CM, Trifilio M, Hend KL, Bach E, Murtaugh CM
Translating evidence-based protocols into the home healthcare setting.
A comparative effectiveness study was undertaken at a large urban home care agency to examine an evidence-based pain self-management program delivered by physical therapists (PTs). This article focuses on PT training, methods implemented to reinforce content after training and to encourage uptake of the program with appropriate patients, and therapists' fidelity to the program.
Citation: Beissner KL, Bach E, Murtaugh CM, Trifilio M, Hend KL, Bach E, Murtaugh CM . Translating evidence-based protocols into the home healthcare setting. Home Healthc Now 2017 Feb;35(2):105-12. doi: 10.1097/nhh.0000000000000486..
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Home Healthcare, Pain, Patient Self-Management, Implementation
Wellman BR, Frail CK, Zillich AJ
Pharmacists' experiences with a telephonic medication therapy management program for home health care patients.
This qualitative study involved interviewing four pharmacists on their experiences with a telephone medication therapy management (MTM) program. Several themes emerged from the analysis, including: communication and relationships, coordinating care and patient self-management, logistics, professional fulfillment, service delivery and content, and training opportunities. The researchers concluded that their study provides possible strategies to overcome barriers and facilitate service provision for future telephonic MTM services.
Citation: Wellman BR, Frail CK, Zillich AJ . Pharmacists' experiences with a telephonic medication therapy management program for home health care patients. Consult Pharm 2015 Mar;30(3):163-74. doi: 10.4140/TCP.n.2015.163..
Keywords: Home Healthcare, Medication, Provider: Pharmacist, Patient Self-Management
Casper GR, Flatley Brennan P, Perreault JO
vizHOME--a context-based home assessment: preliminary implications for informatics.
The focus of this paper is on the first phase of the vizHOME study, specifically on the exploration and documentation of the individual’s performance of self-management tasks including such things as medication management and use of a monitoring device. The researchers learned from the participants that while the tools may perform satisfactorily in usability assessment, they may not meet the needs of many users.
Citation: Casper GR, Flatley Brennan P, Perreault JO . vizHOME--a context-based home assessment: preliminary implications for informatics. Stud Health Technol Inform 2015;216:842-6..
Keywords: Diabetes, Patient Self-Management, Home Healthcare, Health Information Technology (HIT), Medication
Kendall L, Eschler J, Lozano P
Engineering for reliability in at-home chronic disease management.
The researchers examined how individuals responsible for managing their own or others’ chronic conditions integrate reminders and notification systems into their daily routines. Based on the participants’ experiences, they contend that many self-management failures should be viewed as systems failures, rather than individual failures and non-compliance.
Citation: Kendall L, Eschler J, Lozano P . Engineering for reliability in at-home chronic disease management. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2014 Nov 14;2014:777-86..
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Patient Self-Management, Home Healthcare, Patient Adherence/Compliance