Multi-morbidity medicines journey mapping the problems and needs of people with arthritis+ for using and managing medicines
Scholar: Dianne Lowe, Alice O’Brien PhD Scholarship recipient and PhD Candidate; Centre for Health
Communication and Participation
Institution: La Trobe University
Focusing on people of working age living with arthritis+ (arthritis and other diseases) this research:
- investigated the problems and their impacts, faced by people with arthritis+ when managing their medicines
- investigated the needs and preferences of people with arthritis+ to assist them to manage their medicines safely and effectively and
- compared the experiences of people with arthritis+ to those with other multi-morbidity disease combinations to identify potential interventions that would improve communication with, and support, consumers with arthritis+ and their carers in relation to medicines use and management.