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Design evolution enhances patient compliance for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound device usage

Overview of attention for article published in Medical Devices : Evidence and Research, November 2016
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  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 156)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
Design evolution enhances patient compliance for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound device usage
Published in
Medical Devices : Evidence and Research, November 2016
DOI 10.2147/mder.s119887
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Authors

Neill M Pounder, John T Jones, Kevin J Tanis

Abstract

Poor patient compliance or nonadherence with prescribed treatments can have a significant unfavorable impact on medical costs and clinical outcomes. In the current study, voice-of-the-customer research was conducted to aid in the development of a next-generation low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) bone healing product. An opportunity to improve patient compliance reporting was identified, resulting in the incorporation into the next-generation device of a visual calendar that provides direct feedback to the patient, indicating days for which they successfully completed treatment. Further investigation was done on whether inclusion of the visual calendar improved patient adherence to the prescribed therapy (20 minutes of daily treatment) over a 6-month period. Thus, 12,984 data files were analyzed from patients prescribed either the earlier- or the next-generation LIPUS device. Over the 6-month period, overall patient compliance was 83.8% with the next-generation LIPUS device, compared with 74.2% for the previous version (p<0.0001). Incorporation of the calendar feature resulted in compliance never decreasing below 76% over the analysis period, whereas compliance with the earlier-generation product fell to 51%. A literature review on the LIPUS device shows a correlation between clinical effectiveness and compliance rates more than 70%. Incorporation of stakeholder feedback throughout the design and innovation process of a next-generation LIPUS device resulted in a measurable improvement in patient adherence, which may help to optimize clinical outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 20%
Student > Master 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 20%
Researcher 2 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 40%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 10%
Engineering 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 54. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 December 2016.
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#190,273
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Outputs of similar age from Medical Devices : Evidence and Research
#1
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