Patient Compliance and Recovery Outcomes in Rehabilitation Therapy
Patient compliance is a fundamental component of rehabilitation therapy of which the ultimate goal is improved recovery outcome. Without compliance to the treatment regimen, the expected outcomes cannot be achieved. Many factors can influence a patient's level of compliance, such as demographics, psychology, environment, attitude, and patient-provider relationships. Identifiable barriers to compliance need to be assessed prior to the onset of a therapeutic program to optimize compliance and achieve positive recovery outcomes. A reduction in these barriers along with an increase in motivation results in positive compliance and recovery outcomes.
A variety of rehabilitation modalities reveal that compliance spans all areas of therapy and should not be limited to one specific regimen. The evidence provided in this study would be useful for rehabilitation therapists in determining the appropriate therapy regimen to prescribe in order to help their patients improve their compliance rates and achieve optimal recovery outcomes.
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Segal, David M.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic; Patient compliance; Patients -- Rehabilitation
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Useman, Tammy, "Patient Compliance and Recovery Outcomes in Rehabilitation Therapy" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 564.