Not all patient stories make good adherence stories

There are legions of patient stories out there — just take a look at the many chatlines, blogs, tweets and facebook posts by patients. Some complain about their treatment, some worry about their disease, some feel better, some don’t like their doctor … While these patient dialogues and interactions may help, they may also not … Continue reading

Getting non-adherent patients to listen to and dialogue with adherent patients can improve adherence

The Annals of Internal Medicine recently published the results of the study “Culturally Appropriate Storytelling to Improve Blood Pressure”. The randomized, controlled trial involved 299 patients who received a series of 3 DVDs (delivered at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months) — “Patients in the intervention group received DVDs that contained patient stories. The comparison group received an … Continue reading