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Impact of a patient-centered program on treatment compliance among patients with multiple myeloma

By Lash Group

Treatment noncompliance can have devastating consequences on the clinical prognosis of patients with multiple myeloma. Both environmental and psychological factors often cause noncompliance and can be addressed through psychosocial support, individualized condition and product education plans, and health coaching techniques; all of which are all known to positively influence patient behavior. 
Patients who receive social support are 3.6 times more likely to adhere to the therapy schedule compared to those who do not receive holistic support. See using Oncology Certified Registered Nurses (OCNs) working in a Telehealth capacity, can be used to provide patients with emotional and educational support necessary to overcome noncompliance to treatment.