Anticoagulation Patient Self-monitoring in the United States

Considerations for Clinical Practice Adoption

Edith A. Nutescu, Pharm.D.; Sacheeta Bathija, B.Pharm.; Lisa K. Sharp, Ph.D.; Ben S. Gerber, M.D., M.P.H.; Glen T. Schumock, Pharm.D., M.B.A.; Marian L. Fitzgibbon, Ph.D.


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Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction

Several studies reported that quality of life, patient satisfaction, or both were improved with PST or PSM compared with standard care.[38,39,50,52,54,55,63,67,74,76] In one study, the author used a self-developed and validated instrument, and results showed significantly better self-efficacy, higher treatment satisfaction, and less distress and daily hassles in the PSM group compared with the usual care group.[63] Two additional studies using the same instrument reported similar findings.[50,76] In several studies, most patients expressed a preference and an interest to continue PST or PSM.[39,40,52]


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