Community clinicians’ views about patient adherence to osteoporosis medication
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Community clinicians’ views about patient adherence to osteoporosis medication

Marie Cook Research assistant, Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, England

Anecdotal and research evidence suggests that poor adherence and persistence with oral bisphosphonates can result in patients being at increased risk of osteoporotic fractures. Several interventions have been researched for their effectiveness with adherence and persistence, but the most effective method of supporting patients with oral bisphosphonate medications is clinician reviews, generally identified as doctors and nurses.

This service evaluation aimed to explore the knowledge and views of multidisciplinary community-based clinicians about adherence and persistence with oral bisphosphonates. The results indicated a positive attitude to a multidisciplinary approach supporting patients to take their medication as prescribed, with recommendations for future research.

Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2018.e1033

Citation

Cook M (2018) Community clinicians’ views about patient adherence to osteoporosis medication. Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2018.e1033

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

m.cook125@btinternet.com

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 23 July 2018

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