External support for collaborative medication planning by patients and providers

Daniel Morrow, Liza Raquel, Angela Schriver, Seth Redenbo, David Rozovski

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Abstract

Older adults' medication nonadherence is an important patient safety issue. Adherence depends on plans that instantiate treatment guidelines in the context of patients' daily lives, but the ability to create successful plans is often undercut by poor collaboration between providers and patients. We investigated whether external aids can support the provider/patient collaboration needed to create effective plans for taking multiple medications. We tested whether an external aid that was designed to reduce cognitive load associated with collaborative problem solving ("medtable") was more effective than an unstructured aid (blank paper) in a simulated patient/provider collaboration task. Findings suggested that pairs of older adults worked together more efficiently to create accurate schedules when using the medtable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
Pages722-724
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2007Oct 5 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period10/1/0710/5/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Morrow, D., Raquel, L., Schriver, A., Redenbo, S., & Rozovski, D. (2007). External support for collaborative medication planning by patients and providers. In 51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 (pp. 722-724). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2).