Delayed educational reminders for long-term medication adherence in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (DERLA-STEMI): Protocol for a pragmatic, cluster-randomized controlled trial
to decline over time. Discontinuation of cardiac medications in such patients is associated with increased mortality
Pragmatic, cluster-randomised controlled trial, with blinded outcomeassessment
The primary outcome is the proportion of patients who report in a phone interview taking all relevant classes of cardiac medications at twelve months. Secondary outcomes to be measured at three and twelve months include proportions of patients who report: actively taking each cardiac medication class of interest (item-by-item); stopping medications due to side effects; taking one or two or three medication classes concurrently; a perfect Morisky Medication Adherence Score for cardiac medication compliance; and having a discussion with their family physician about long-term adherence to cardiac medications.
Ivers NM, Schwalm JD, Grimshaw JM, Witteman H, Taljaard M, Zwarenstein M, Natarajan MK. Delayed educational reminders for long-term medication adherence in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (DERLA-STEMI): protocol for a pragmatic, cluster-randomized controlled trial. Implement Sci. 2012 Jun 9;7:54. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-7-54.