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Title: Evaluation of healthcare professionals' attitudes towards non-compliance with drug treatments and impact of their behaviour on patient-reported outcomes
Author: Almotiri, Badreea
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2010
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Abstract:
The results showed that poor communication with patients as a healthcare professional behaviour was reported as one of the most important reasons for patients non-compliance with medications and healthcare professionals' poor communication skills was one of the main constraints that hindered communication with patients. In addition the findings of this study revealed that there was some weakness in communication between healthcare professionals' and patients in two dimensions of concordance model negotiating with patients and supporting them in medicine taking. A communication skills training programme for healthcare professionals aimed to improve healthcare professionals communication skills in general and in concordance approach in particular; and evaluate its impact on patients' reported outcomes such as patients' compliance with medications, blood pressure level, and patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The communication skills training programme for healthcare professionals resulted in significant improvements in both hypertensive patients' compliance with medications and their blood pressure level. This study proved that good communication with patients had positively influenced patients' reported HRQoL.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.585053  DOI: Not available
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