Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 3):S4-8
Information-giving and its effect on elderly patients’ adherence
LSF Ko, YH Cheng, EMF Leung, JWS Mok
Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. The methods of informationgiving, ‘explicit categorisation’ and ‘specific advice’, were found to be effective means of enhancing adherence in elderly diabetic patients.
2. Patients given information by means of ‘explicit categorisation’ were 1.89 times more likely to be adherent than those receiving no specific information-giving methods.
3. The probability of a patient being adherent was increased by 3.6 times if he or she was given ‘specific advice’.