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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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Flynn G, Jia H, Reynolds NR
Protocol of the randomized control trial: the WiseApp trial for improving health outcomes in PLWH (WiseApp).
This paper outlines the protocol for the WiseApp randomized control trial. The WiseApp contains real-time medication monitoring linking an electronic pill bottle and fitness tracker to the app, helping persons living with HIV (PLWH) self-manage their medication adherence and improve their overall quality of life. The primary objective of the trial is to test the effect of the WiseApp's medication adherence features on antiretroviral adherence in underserved PLWH in New York City. The real-time monitoring of the WiseApp has the potential to help providers initiate interventions to help patients resume treatment before drug resistance begins.
Citation: Flynn G, Jia H, Reynolds NR . Protocol of the randomized control trial: the WiseApp trial for improving health outcomes in PLWH (WiseApp). BMC Public Health 2020 Nov 25;20(1):1775. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09688-0..
Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Medication, Telehealth, Health Information Technology (HIT), Patient Adherence/Compliance, Patient Self-Management, Chronic Conditions, Care Management, Healthcare Delivery
Barry-Menkhaus SA, Wagner DV, Riley AR
Small interventions for big change: brief strategies for distress and self-management amongst youth with type 1 diabetes.
In this article, the authors review existing evidence for brief interventions, describe several untested clinical strategies, and make recommendations for accelerating the translational study of brief interventions among youth with type 1 diabetes.
Citation: Barry-Menkhaus SA, Wagner DV, Riley AR . Small interventions for big change: brief strategies for distress and self-management amongst youth with type 1 diabetes. Curr Diab Rep 2020 Jan 30;20(1):3. doi: 10.1007/s11892-020-1290-7..
Keywords: Diabetes, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient Self-Management, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Care Management, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Healthcare Delivery, Children/Adolescents
Keller SC, Cosgrove SE, Arbaje AI
Roles and role ambiguity in patient- and caregiver-performed outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy.
This study examined roles and role ambiguity in patient- and caregiver-performed outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT). A qualitative study of patients and caregivers was conducted using 40 semistructured telephone interviews and 20 contextual inquiries for patients and caregivers. The participants had been discharged from two academic medical centers and put on OPAT. Four main roles were identified: communicator, advocate, learner-trainer, and lay health care worker. There was ambiguity shown among health care workers as well as patients and caregivers. Clearer delineation of roles as to who performs which tasks was indicated in the study.
Citation: Keller SC, Cosgrove SE, Arbaje AI . Roles and role ambiguity in patient- and caregiver-performed outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2019 Nov;45(11):763-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2019.07.003..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Quality Improvement, Healthcare Delivery, Patient Self-Management, Care Management, Caregiving, Quality of Care, Patient Safety
McMahon LF, Tipimeni R, Chopra V
Health system loyalty programs: An innovation in customer care and service.
Loyalty programs could empower patients to manage their health in new and innovative ways while enhancing the business model for health systems. The authors argue that by providing both better appreciation/customer service and high-quality technical care, loyalty programs may offer a new way to attract and retain patients within a health system.
Citation: McMahon LF, Tipimeni R, Chopra V . Health system loyalty programs: An innovation in customer care and service. JAMA 2016 Mar 1;315(9):863-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.19463..
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Patient Experience, Primary Care, Patient Self-Management, Patient Adherence/Compliance