Burden of Treatment

Development of an Instrument to assess Treatment Burden

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Results from our study have been published in BMC Medicine.

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Stroke, multimorbidity and polypharmacy in a nationally representative sample of 1,424,378 patients in Scotland: implications for treatment burden.
Gallacher K, Batty GD, McLean G, Mercer SW, Guthrie B, May CR, Langhorne P, Mair FS.
BMC Med. 2014 Oct 3;12:151. doi: 10.1186/s12916-014-0151-0.

Rethinking the patient: using Burden of Treatment Theory to understand the changing dynamics of illness.
May CR1, Eton DT, Boehmer K, Gallacher K, Hunt K, MacDonald S, Mair FS, May CM, Montori VM, Richardson A, Rogers AE, Shippee N.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Jun 26;14:281. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-281.
PMID: 24969758

Adaptation and validation of the Treatment Burden Questionnaire (TBQ) in English using an internet platform.
Tran VT, Harrington M, Montori VM, Barnes C, Wicks P, Ravaud P.
BMC Med. 2014 Jul 2;12:109. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-12-109.
PMID: 24989988

Uncovering Treatment Burden as a Key Concept for Stroke Care: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research.
Gallacher K, Morrison D, Jani B, Macdonald S, May CR, Montori VM, Erwin PJ, Batty GD, Eton DT, Langhorne P, Mair FS.
PLoS Med. 2013 Jun;10(6):e1001473. Epub 2013 Jun 25.
PMID: 23824703

Burden of treatment for chronic illness: a concept analysis and review of the literature.
Sav A, King MA, Whitty JA, Kendall E, McMillan SS, Kelly F, Hunter B, Wheeler AJ.
Health Expect. 2013 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/hex.12046.
PMID: 23363080

Qualitative systematic reviews of treatment burden in stroke, heart failure and diabetes - Methodological challenges and solutions.
Gallacher K, Bhautesh J, Deborah M, Sara M, David B, Patricia E, R MC, M MV, T ED, Fiona S, David BG, S MF; International Minimally Disruptive Medicine Workgroup.
BMC Med Res Methodol. 2013 Jan. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-13-10.
PMID: 23356353

Identifying treatment burden as an important concept for end of life care in those with advanced heart failure.
Jani B, Blane D, Browne S, Montori V, May C, Shippee N, Mair FS.
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2013 Mar;7(1):3-7. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0b013e32835c071f.
PMID: 23196381

Development and description of measurement properties of an instrument to assess treatment burden among patients with multiple chronic conditions
Tran VT, Montori VM, Eton DT, Baruch D, Falissard B, Ravaud P.
BMC Med. 2012 Jul 4;10:68. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-10-68.
PMID: 22762722

Building a measurement framework of burden of treatment in complex patients with chronic conditions: a qualitative study
Eton DT, Ramalho de Oliveira D, Egginton JS, Ridgeway JL, Odell L, May CR, Montori VM.
Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2012;3:39-49. doi: 10.2147/PROM.S34681.
PMID: 23185121

Understanding patients experiences of treatment burden in chronic heart failure using normalization process theory
Gallacher K, May CR, Montori VM, Mair FS.
Ann Fam Med. 2011 May-Jun;9(3):235-43.
PMID: 21555751

We need minimally disruptive medicine.
May C, Montori VM, Mair FS.
BMJ. 2009 Aug 11;339:b2803. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2803.
PMID: 19671932


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