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Theme Three: Promoting and Maintaining Disease Self-Management

Improving Medication Adherence and Intensification

Heisler M. Actively engaging patients in treatment decision making and monitoring as a strategy to improve hypertension outcomes in diabetes mellitus. Circulation 2008; 117:1355-1357.

Heisler M, Hogan MM, Hofer TP, Schmittdiel JA, Pladevall, Kerr EA. When more is not better: Treatment intensification among hypertensive patients with poor medication adherence. Circulation 2008; 117:2884-2892.

Kerr EA, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Klamerus ML, Subramanian U, Hogan MM, Hofer TP. The role of clinical uncertainty in treatment decision for diabetic patients with uncontrolled blood pressure. Annals of Internal Medicine 2008; 148(10):717-27.

Wagner TH, Heisler M, Piette JD. Prescription drug co-payments and cost-related medication underuse. Health Economics, Policy and Law 2008; 3:51-67.

Subramanian U, Hofer TP, Klamerus M, Zikmund-Fisher B, Heisler M, Kerr EA. Knowledge of blood pressure targets among patients with diabetes. Primary Care Diabetes 2007; 1(4):195-198.

Hayward RA, Hofer TP, Vijan S. Intensive glucose control in elderly adults. Journal of the American Medical Association 2007;297(2):196-204.

Heisler M, Cole I, Weir D, Kerr EA, Hayward RA. Does physician communication influence older patients’ diabetes self-management and glycemic control? Results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). The Journals of Gerontology Series A; Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2007; 62:1435-42.

Kerr EA, Heisler M, Krein SL, Kabeto M, Langa KM, Weir D, Piette JD. Beyond comorbidity counts: How do comorbidity type and severity influence diabetes patients’ treatment priorities and self-management? Journal of General Internal Medicine 2007; 22(12):1525-1497.

Piette, JD, Heisler M, Ganoczy D, McCarthy JF, Valenstein M. Differential medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia and comorbid diabetes and hypertension. Psychiatric Services 2007; 58(2): 207-212.

Piette JD, Heisler M. The relationship between older adults’ knowledge of their drug coverage and medication cost problems. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2006; 54(1): 91-96.

Piette JD, Heisler M, Horne R, Caleb AG. A conceptually based approach to understanding chronically ill patients’ responses to medication cost pressures. Social Science and Medicine 2006; 62(4): 846-857.

Piette JD, Heisler M, Wagner TH. Medication characteristics beyond cost alone influence decisions to underuse pharmacotherapy in response to financial pressures. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2006; 59(7): 739-746.

Piette JD, Heisler M, Krein S, Kerr EA. The role of patient-physician trust in moderating medication nonadherence due to cost pressures. Archives of Internal Medicine 2005; 165(15): 1749-1755.

Promoting Physical Activity with Low-Cost Interventions

Richardson CR, Newton TL, Abraham JJ, Sen A, Jimbo M, Swartz AM.  A meta-analysis of pedometer-based walking interventions and weight loss. Annals of Family Medicine 2008; 6(1):69-77.

Richardson CR, Mehari KS, McIntyre LG, Janney AW, Fortlage LA, Sen A, Strecher VJ, Piette JD.  A randomized trial comparing structured and lifestyle goals in an Internet-mediated walking program for people with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity May 2007; 4:59. 

Goodrich DE, Larkin AR, Lowery JC, Holleman RG, Richardson CR.  Adverse events among high-risk participants in a home-based walking study: a descriptive study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity November 2007; 4:20. 

Richardson CR, Avripas SA, Neal DL, Marcus SM. Increasing lifestyle physical activity in patients with depression or other serious mental illness. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 2005; 11(6): 379-388.

Richardson CR, Brown BB, Foley S, Dial KS, Lowery JS. Feasibility of adding enhanced pedometer feedback to nutritional counseling for weight loss. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2005;7(5):e56-e64.

Richardson CR. A lifestyle physical activity program for persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services 2005; 56(3): 354.

Richardson CR, Faulkner G, McDevitt J, Skrinar GS, Hutchinson DS, Piette JD. Integrating physical activity into mental health services for persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services 2005; 56(3): 324-331.