Treatment Adherence in Coronary Heart Disease: Understanding the Efficacy-effectiveness gap in patient medication and rehabilitation use

Treatment Adherence in Coronary Heart Disease: Understanding the Efficacy-effectiveness gap in patient medication and rehabilitation use

Type: Heart

Grant holder: Dr Patricia Thomson, et al., University of Stirling

Amount Awarded: £5,000

Year: 2013 - finished

Evidence suggests that after an acute coronary event patients beliefs and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can be impacted by their partners’ beliefs and behaviours. This study aims to assess patients and their partners’ beliefs about illness and attendance at CR, and patient adherence to medications and preventative activities. It will assess the feasibility of recruiting patients and partners post-acute coronary event for a future intervention study, aimed at improving medication adherence and patient involvement in CR. It will assess the effectiveness of the data collection tools and suitability of the data collection processes for patients with ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome) and their partners.