0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Practice Gaps |

Importance of Providing Adequate Patient Information to Ensure Good Adherence and Outcomes:  Comment on “Efficacy of an Educational Intervention With Kidney Transplant Recipients to Promote Skin Self-examination for Squamous Cell Carcinoma Detection”

Michelle M. Levender, MD; Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(6):695-696. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.123.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

Robinson et al1 identify an important practice gap in their randomized controlled trial examining the effect of an education intervention on adherence to skin self-examination (SSE) guidelines among kidney transplant recipients. Patients who received the education intervention were more likely to comply with SSE recommendations and to see a dermatologist for a suspicious lesion than those in the control group. Robinson et al1 explain that in failing to provide adequate information to patients on skin cancer risk and in advising dermatology care without providing a context, health care providers are creating a “disconnect” for patients. Focus groups revealed that although patients were hearing the message that they should see a dermatologist, they were baffled by these recommendations, thinking they had no need to seek dermatologic care. This study highlights the importance of providing adequate patient information, information that explains the reasoning for the recommendations, and the current gap between ideal and actual patient education practices.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Articles Related By Topic
Related Collections
PubMed Articles
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();