Glaucoma physicians should employ dialogue strategies to enhance compliance

Kahook, Malik Y.
December 2008
Ocular Surgery News Europe/Asia-Pacific Edition;Dec2008, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p14
The article emphasizes the importance of glaucoma physician-patient communication to help improve patient compliance. Speaking at the 2008 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Steven R. Hahn suggested that physicians could enhance communication by determining patients' disease, assessing patients' concerns about disease progression and discussing the difficulties of adherence in a nonjudgmental way. He added that physicians' close-ended questions do not lower and may actually increase patients' resistance to acknowledging non-adherence.


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