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Real-world evaluation of compliance and preference in Alzheimer’s disease treatment

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
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Title
Real-world evaluation of compliance and preference in Alzheimer’s disease treatment
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s85319
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Ming-Chyi Pai, Hany Mohamed Amin Aref, Nazem Bassil, Nagaendran Kandiah, Jae-Hong Lee, AV Srinivasan, Shelley diTommaso, Ozgur Yuksel

Abstract

Rivastigmine transdermal patch has shown higher caregiver satisfaction and greater preference than oral formulation in patients with Alzheimer's disease. However, there is limited literature available related to caregiver preference or treatment compliance in real-world clinical settings. To date, no such data are available from Asia and the Middle East, which account for a sizeable proportion of patients with Alzheimer's disease. The objective of this study was to evaluate treatment preference and compliance with oral and transdermal medications in daily clinical practice in an ethnically diverse patient population from Asia and the Middle East with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. RECAP (Real-world Evaluation of Compliance And Preference in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease) was a 24-week, multicenter, prospective, noninterventional study. Two treatment cohorts were observed during the study: oral (cholinesterase inhibitors or memantine) and transdermal (rivastigmine patch). Caregiver preference, physician preference, and patient compliance were evaluated at week 24. A total of 978 of 1,931 enrolled patients (mean age: 72.8 years; 50.5% female) were in the transdermal cohort. For patients with exposure to both oral and transdermal monotherapy (n=330), a significant caregivers' preference for the transdermal monotherapy was observed (82.7%; P<0.0001). Of the 89 participating physicians, 71 indicated preference for transdermal monotherapy. Patient compliance was also significantly higher for transdermal than oral monotherapy (P<0.0001). Our study showed higher caregiver and physician preference and greater patient compliance with transdermal monotherapy in daily practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Russia 1 2%
Egypt 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 41 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Researcher 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Other 14 32%
Unknown 8 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 8 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Engineering 2 5%
Other 11 25%
Unknown 10 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 14 March 2016.
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#634,259
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Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#91
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Outputs of similar age
#30,537
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#4
of 55 outputs
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