Symposium Geriatrie
Samstag, 10.09.2016
08:30 - 10:00
Raum Karlsruhe
Patient Expectation – Are They Aligned with Our Objectives?

Moderation: M. Gogol, Coppenbrügge; S. Stegemann, Graz/A

Hinweis: Dieses Symposium fällt aus

Our healthcare interventions and medicines are based on scientific evidence and clinical data, demonstrating the positive effects on the respective clinical targets. However, it is well known that patients play another critical role in achieving the therapeutic goals and health outcomes. Patients have clear expectations with the therapy that are mainly oriented around their personal perception of their health, health beliefs, autonomy and daily functioning. Identifying and aligning patient expectation with therapeutic decision might be an important factor in achieving the desired health of the patient. This interactive workshop will review and discuss data on patient expectation and perception as well the healthcare professionals view on including patient expectation in the therapeutic decision.

Patient Expectation: Realistic or Illusionary?

M. Gogol; Coppenbrügge

Experiencing and suffering from diseases has a significant impact on patients daily life and functioning. When seeking the help of a physician and accepting the drug therapy, patient have clear expectations into what the outcomes should be. In order to achieve long term adherence to the prescribed drug therapy, the expectation of the patient have to be realistic and achievable. This presentation will discuss how realistic or illusionary patient expectations are and how they related to therapy acceptance.

Older Patients Patterns in Managing Complex Medication Schedules

A. Schenk; Berlin

Multimorbid older patients are a major user group of medicines and often exposed to polypharmacy and complex therapeutic regimen. In primary care settings, the patients are expected to manage their drug therapy on their own according to the instructions. A pilot study was performed to evaluate the subjective perception and objective capabilities of this patient population to manage their drug therapy. The results of this study are presented and discussed.

The ”Expectation to Treatment Model” - An Attempt to Understand Patient Behavior

S. Stegemann; Graz/A

Research research has provided evidence on the importance of the patient perception and behavior towards their own heath and medicines use in primary care. Understanding the underlying patient behavior and following their logic perception and decision making, patient expectations have been identified as the guiding principle in drug therapy acceptance and adherence. The Expectation to Treatment Model will be presented and discussed.

Panel Discussion

R. Eckardt; Berlin

Discussion of the topic with 1. the panel and 2. general audience.