Electronic Monitoring Devices

Electronic monitoring devices, such as electronic caps (e.g., Medication Event Monitoring System [MEMS] caps), can be used to register the date and time a pillbox is opened. Computerized software is used to record the number and timing of openings. Although sometimes described as state-of-the-art measures of adherence, these devices are not always reliable. For example, patients may open the pillbox but not remove a pill, or they may discard the pill after removing it. In addition, data are lacking about the importance of the precise information obtained. For example, taking doses of a medication 10 hours rather than 12 hours apart may not be clinically significant. Moreover, these devices cannot be used to monitor the intake of liquid medications. Data also suggest that a significant proportion of patients refuse to use or incorrectly use these devices (Shell-mer and Zelikovsky 2007). Although electronic monitoring holds promise, it is not currently in routine clinical use.

Stop Anxiety Attacks

Stop Anxiety Attacks

Here's How You Could End Anxiety and Panic Attacks For Good Prevent Anxiety in Your Golden Years Without Harmful Prescription Drugs. If You Give Me 15 minutes, I Will Show You a Breakthrough That Will Change The Way You Think About Anxiety and Panic Attacks Forever! If you are still suffering because your doctor can't help you, here's some great news...!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment