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warfarin education culture

P Varim, C Varim, H Ergenç, M Uyanık, S Yaylacı, M Vatan, H Gündüz
Time in Therapeutic Range (TTR) is a value used to assess the efficacy of Warfarin treatment. The aim of our study is to determine the effective INR levels and the rate of TTR in patients on Warfarin regimen due to Atrial Fibrillation (AF) or Mechanical Prosthetic Valve (MPV). A total of 94 patients (58 female, and 36 male, mean age: 64.9±11years) on Warfarin treatment due to AF or MPV with at least 10 INR levels measurements in the last 6 months were included in this retrospective study. The patients were divided into 2 groups...
June 2016: Georgian Medical News
Danielle E Clarkesmith, Helen M Pattison, Gregory Y H Lip, Deirdre A Lane
BACKGROUND: Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF), most commonly with warfarin, requires maintenance of a narrow therapeutic target (INR 2.0 to 3.0) and is often poorly controlled in practice. Poor patient-understanding surrounding AF and its treatment may contribute to the patient's willingness to adhere to recommendations. METHOD: A theory-driven intervention, developed using patient interviews and focus groups, consisting of a one-off group session (1-6 patients) utilising an "expert-patient" focussed DVD, educational booklet, self-monitoring diary and worksheet, was compared in a randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN93952605) against usual care, with patient postal follow-ups at 1, 2, 6, and 12-months...
2013: PloS One
Irina Seliverstov
Warfarin is a widely used oral anticoagulant. It is highly efficacious for the treatment and prevention of thromboembolic disorders despite its narrow therapeutic window. Poor compliance with warfarin is common and a major contributor to poor anticoagulation control. A number of psychosocial issues (e.g. depressive symptoms, attitudinal and behavioral factors, cognitive function, lack of social support, limited English proficiency, health illiteracy) have been associated with warfarin non-compliance among patients in anticoagulation clinics...
April 2011: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Ian D Coombes, Charles A Mitchell, Danielle A Stowasser
OBJECTIVES: Interns are expected to prescribe effectively and safely. This study aimed to assess medical students' perceptions of their readiness to prescribe, associated risks and outcome if involved in an error, as well as their perceptions of available support. METHODS: We carried out a survey of 101 students prior to their intern year using a structured questionnaire. An indication of agreement with 21 closed statements was sought. Thematic clusters were identified by factor analysis...
April 2008: Medical Education
Igal Hekselman, Natan R Kahan, Martin Ellis, Ernesto Kahan
BACKGROUND: Ethnicity has been associated with variance in warfarin treatment regimens in various settings. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether ethnicity is associated with variance in patient management in Israel. METHODS: Data were extracted from the electronic patient records of Clalit Health Services clinics in the Sharon Shomron region. The study group comprised all patients treated with warfarin who performed international normalized ratio tests for at least 6 months in 2003...
January 2007: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Feleta L Wilson, Eric Racine, Virginia Tekieli, Barbara Williams
The number of patients on anticoagulation therapy has increased dramatically over the past two decades. Yet, few studies have examined the psychosocial barriers of low literacy, culture and inappropriate patient education materials used to teach older African Americans about their anticoagulation therapy. The aims of this study were to investigate literacy levels among older patients, and evaluate the readability and determine the cultural sensitivity of written information used in an anticoagulation management clinic...
March 2003: Journal of Clinical Nursing
K Farbstein, J Clough
BACKGROUND: The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement have identified 16 best practices to reduce adverse drug events. CareGroup, a network of six hospitals in eastern Massachusetts, multiplied its routine use of these best practices tenfold in the first 18 months of its medication reliability project. DEVELOPING THE COLLABORATIVE STRATEGY: Although CareGroup's long-term plans included technological advances such as clinical order entry, computer systems in the pharmacy, dispensing stations on patient floors, and bedside bar-coding, efforts first focused on manual improvements feasible within a year's time...
March 2001: Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement
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