Nurses' study examines automated calls for improving adherence

01/13/2013 | Nurse.com

The use of an automated calling system alone or coupled with nurse guidance improved adherence to oral chemotherapy regimen, Michigan State University researchers reported in the journal Cancer Nursing. Nurses can help ensure that patients and families understand the instructions for oral chemotherapy drugs, researcher and nursing professor Barbara Given said. The study supports the use of automated calls as a tool to help promote adherence, lead researcher and assistant professor of nursing Sandra Spoelstra said.

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