Navigation Links
Trust In Doctors Can Affect Taking Medications

Patients who trust their doctors are more likely to take their medications regularly than patients who do not have so much trust in their medical caregivers or are suffering from depressions.//

Those findings, from a new study of 912 patients with diabetes, provide evidence that the quality of the doctor-patient relationship can greatly affect patients’ medication use when drug costs become a burden. The study reinforces the importance of the doctor-patient relationship in helping patients adhere to medicines, and has implications for how doctors talk with patients — not only about what a medicine will do for them, but also about their ability to pay for it and the availability of lower-cost options.

The research, from the scientists at the University of Michigan, will be published in the August issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. The data are from a larger VA-funded study of diabetes care at five health care systems around the nation.

The researchers said that the results provide insights into how cost, trust, mental health and income interact to influence patient behaviors toward prescription medications. In all, nearly 30 percent of people who reported low levels of trust in their doctors and had monthly drug costs over $100 said they skipped medicines due to cost, compared with 11 percent of those who had a more trusting relationship with their doctor and the same level of cost. Among people with incomes under $10,000, cost affected adherence to drugs only among those with low physician trust.

Patients who reported experiencing symptoms of depression on a standardized scale were twice as likely to skip medicines due to cost as patients without depression. And patients who reported problems taking medications for other reasons were much more likely to report that they had cut back on medicine use due to cost.

Research has shown that skipping medications due to cost can seriously affect a person’s h ealth. That’s especially true for people with chronic diseases. The patients in the current study had diabetes, and 41 percent of them used insulin. People with diabetes who fail to take their medication as prescribed may have poor blood sugar control and a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure and amputation.

Source: Newswis
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Shortage Of Funds In Primary Care Trust In UK
2. Trust in Doctor gives better cure
3. Oxytocin Boosts Trust and Reduces Fear.
4. NHS Trust Would Soon Take On The Hospital Superbug
5. Hospital Trust Will be Leaner by 300 Jobs
6. NHS Trust Wants Abortion Mothers Case To Be Dismissed
7. Hospital Trust Fined £100,000 after Patient Deat
8. Leprosy Cured People In India To Be Trained By Japanese Trust
9. Incorrect Recording Of Response Time By Six Ambulance Trusts
10. Leasing of Land Owned by Health Trust
11. Laborious efforts of NHS Trust to confine labor to homes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/9/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... that raises awareness for organ transplantation while encouraging readers to sign up as an ... for a lifesaving organ transplant. , An organ donor can save up to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) announced ... name change aligns the entire company with its existing Quality Insights branded projects ... are very proud of the achievements associated with the West Virginia Medical Institute ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... County, a Property owned by an affiliate of Seavest, has won a prestigious ... Medicine Southern Chester County ambulatory care center (ACC) was named “Best New Development, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... Fitness Camp (PFC) and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing announced today the launch of ... headquarters of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego. , Chopra FIT ... development, a healthy lifestyle, or mental and physical healing. The week-long wellness program combines ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is pleased to announce that due to ... they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One of the most exciting parts for ... jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride in treating their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... and Markets has announced the addition of the "Endodontic Supplies - Global ... , ... markets for Endodontic Supplies in US$ Thousand. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , Latin ... are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 Bodycad announced it has been ... accuracy, reproducibility and speed for 3D constructs via ... bone orthopaedic applications. These patents are critical to ... restorations based on each patient,s distinct anatomy. ... harnesses the world,s first suite of orthopaedic CAD/CAM ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... True Health Diagnostics today announced a ... and management expertise to hospital systems throughout ... doctors and patients to benefit from state-of-the-art biomarker ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161208/447162LOGO ... to contain costs, have struggled to keep up ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: