A Medication Management Intervention for Patients and Families with SCI and ABI.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this study was to develop and test the efficacy of a pre-discharge, medication management intervention to improve perceived knowledge and perceived confidence for post-discharge medication management for rehabilitation patients with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and families of patients with SCIs or acquired brain injuries (ABIs). We used a quasi-experimental, matched-pair design. Treatment participants (n = 112) completed the intervention with pre- and post-tests assessing perceived knowledge and perceived confidence for post-discharge medication management. Control participants (n = 95) enrolled at 60-days post-discharge. All participants (N = 207) completed measures on perceived knowledge, perceived confidence, and medication management by phone at 60-days post-discharge. The intervention significantly increased treatment participants' perceived knowledge and perceived confidence from pre- to post-test. Sex, injury severity, and income were associated with primary outcomes. Treatment participants used more tools for medication management post-discharge. Our findings suggest that patients and family members may benefit from pre-discharge medication management interventions.

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Cited Authors

  • Oyesanya, TO; LeCroy, T; Sweatman, M; Hatch, D; Nyankori, L; Kang, Y; MacCaughelty, T; O'Pry, L; Johnson, S

Published Date

  • December 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1113 - 1128

PubMed ID

  • 32450769

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-8456

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0193-9459

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0193945920926436


  • eng