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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165215
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
PATIENT COMPLIANCE/INCENTIVE STUDY
Author(s):
Debari, Rhea; Servodidio, Camille; Palomares, Maria; Rodriguez-Furlow, Maria; Staff, Ilene
Author Details:
Rhea Debari, RN MSN OCN, RN/Research Coordinator, Hartford Hospital - Cancer Clinical Research Office, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, email: rdebari@harthosp.org; Camille Servodidio, RN, MPH, OCN; Maria Palomares, BA; Maria Rodriguez-Furlow; Ilene Staff, PhD
Abstract:
Early screening and detection of breast and cervical cancer is critical and of great interest to Oncology Nurses. The opportunity to be screened however, requires attendance at scheduled appointments. Care providers need to examine strategies to increase patient compliance in attending appointments as a means to improve in cost effectiveness and resource utilization. The purpose of this study was to determine if awarding an incentive gift to women enrolled in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program would increase the adherence rate for attending appointments. The study is congruent with the ONS Research Agenda health promotion goal and targets priority indigent women. The theoretical framework is the Tran theoretical Model and the Processes of Change concept. Prochaska's model has promotes optimal health by promoting behavioral change. The authors hoped to affect positive changes in behavior, and demonstrate an increase in the appointment compliance rate for clinical breast exams, mammography and Pap screening. Women scheduling initial or annual appointments were presented with the opportunity to participate. After verbal consent, participants were sequentially assigned to either receive an incentive gift, or to not receive an incentive gift when arriving for their appointment. Participants were aware of their assignment. The incentive gift was a beauty gift provided by Avon with a five-dollar value. The prospective randomized control group design study compares a standard of care group to a second group told they will receive an incentive in addition to the standard materials when they arrive for their scheduled appointment. The outcome measure was whether or not the patient maintained the appointment. The incentive did not statistically increase adherence rates. There was no statistical difference demonstrated in either group. Both groups were similar in the percentage of attendance. The non-incentive group still received the incentive gift without knowing in advance. Authors attribute several possibilities for the increase in attendance in both groups including information sharing among enrollees, and extra attention during verbal consent providing a more personalized approach. Opportunities exist for further research on more personalized approaches with appointment scheduling.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePATIENT COMPLIANCE/INCENTIVE STUDYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDebari, Rheaen_US
dc.contributor.authorServodidio, Camilleen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalomares, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Furlow, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStaff, Ileneen_US
dc.author.detailsRhea Debari, RN MSN OCN, RN/Research Coordinator, Hartford Hospital - Cancer Clinical Research Office, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, email: rdebari@harthosp.org; Camille Servodidio, RN, MPH, OCN; Maria Palomares, BA; Maria Rodriguez-Furlow; Ilene Staff, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165215-
dc.description.abstractEarly screening and detection of breast and cervical cancer is critical and of great interest to Oncology Nurses. The opportunity to be screened however, requires attendance at scheduled appointments. Care providers need to examine strategies to increase patient compliance in attending appointments as a means to improve in cost effectiveness and resource utilization. The purpose of this study was to determine if awarding an incentive gift to women enrolled in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program would increase the adherence rate for attending appointments. The study is congruent with the ONS Research Agenda health promotion goal and targets priority indigent women. The theoretical framework is the Tran theoretical Model and the Processes of Change concept. Prochaska's model has promotes optimal health by promoting behavioral change. The authors hoped to affect positive changes in behavior, and demonstrate an increase in the appointment compliance rate for clinical breast exams, mammography and Pap screening. Women scheduling initial or annual appointments were presented with the opportunity to participate. After verbal consent, participants were sequentially assigned to either receive an incentive gift, or to not receive an incentive gift when arriving for their appointment. Participants were aware of their assignment. The incentive gift was a beauty gift provided by Avon with a five-dollar value. The prospective randomized control group design study compares a standard of care group to a second group told they will receive an incentive in addition to the standard materials when they arrive for their scheduled appointment. The outcome measure was whether or not the patient maintained the appointment. The incentive did not statistically increase adherence rates. There was no statistical difference demonstrated in either group. Both groups were similar in the percentage of attendance. The non-incentive group still received the incentive gift without knowing in advance. Authors attribute several possibilities for the increase in attendance in both groups including information sharing among enrollees, and extra attention during verbal consent providing a more personalized approach. Opportunities exist for further research on more personalized approaches with appointment scheduling.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:14:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:14:33Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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