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Systematic review of educational interventions to improve glaucoma medication adherence

Review published: 2013.

Bibliographic details: Newman-Casey PA, Weizer JS, Heisler M, Lee PP, Stein JD.  Systematic review of educational interventions to improve glaucoma medication adherence. Seminars in Ophthalmology 2013; 28(3): 191-201. [PMC free article: PMC3992247] [PubMed: 23697623]

Abstract

Adherence to prescribed glaucoma medications is often poor, and proper adherence can be challenging for patients. We systematically reviewed the literature and identified eight studies using educational interventions to improve glaucoma medication adherence. Overall, five of the eight studies found that educational interventions lead to a significant improvement in medication adherence, and two additional studies found a trend towards improvement. Using information from this systematic review and Health Behavior Theory, we constructed a conceptual framework to illustrate how counseling and education can improve glaucoma medication adherence. More rigorous studies grounded in Health Behavior Theory with adequately powered samples and longer follow-up are needed.

CRD has determined that this article meets the DARE scientific quality criteria for a systematic review.

Copyright © 2014 University of York.

PMID: 23697623

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