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Evaluating practical support stroke survivors get with medicines and unmet needs in primary care: a survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Open, March 2018
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Title
Evaluating practical support stroke survivors get with medicines and unmet needs in primary care: a survey
Published in
BMJ Open, March 2018
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019874
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Authors

James Jamison, Luis Ayerbe, Gian Luca Di Tanna, Stephen Sutton, Jonathan Mant, Anna De Simoni

Abstract

To design a questionnaire and use it to explore unmet needs with practical aspects of medicine taking after stroke, predictors of medicine taking and to estimate the proportion of survivors who get support with daily medication taking. Four workshops with stroke survivors and caregivers to design the questionnaire.A cross-sectional postal questionnaire in primary care. 18 general practitioner practices in the East of England and London. Questionnaires posted between September 2016 and February 2017. 1687 stroke survivors living in the community outside institutional long-term care. The proportion of community stroke survivors receiving support from caregivers for practical aspects of medicine taking; the proportion with unmet needs in this respect; the predictors of experiencing unmet needs and missing taking medications. A five-item questionnaire was developed to cover the different aspects of medicine taking. 596/1687 (35%) questionnaires were returned. 56% reported getting help in at least one aspect of taking medication and 11% needing more help. 35% reported missing taking their medicines. Unmet needs were associated with receiving help with medications (OR 5.9, P<0.001), being on a higher number of medications (OR 1.2, P<0.001) and being dependent for activities of daily living (OR 4.9, P=0.001). Missing medication was associated with having unmet needs (OR 5.3, P<0.001), receiving help with medications (OR 2.1, P<0.001), being on a higher number of medicines (OR 1.1, P=0.008) and being older than 70 years (OR 0.6, P=0.006). More than half of patients who replied needed help with taking medication, and 1 in 10 had unmet needs in this regard. Stroke survivors dependent on others have more unmet needs, are more likely to miss medicines and might benefit from focused clinical and research attention. Novel primary care interventions focusing on the practicalities of taking medicines are warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Master 4 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 12 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 7 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 13 41%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 101. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 March 2018.
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#179,142
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#386
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#7,449
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Outputs of similar age from BMJ Open
#29
of 644 outputs
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