It is important to improve medication adherence when providing home care. This can impact patient health and outcomes. This issue can be addressed by the following method:
- Mixed-methods research approach. This would enable the analysis and collection of quantitative as well as qualitative data. It would allow for a better understanding of the medication adherence within home healthcare settings.
- Sample strategy: Purposive sampling could be used as a strategy to select participants receiving home healthcare services who also have a past of non-adherence with medication. It would also ensure that the samples are representative of target populations and that study results can be used to benefit the group of interest.
- Methods of data collection: Quantitative and qualitative methods can be used to collect information on medication adherence. Surveys, medication logs and interviews with caregivers and patients are all possible. The methods used would include both subjective and objective data. They also allow multiple perspectives to be collected.
- Methods of data analysis: These methods can include quantitative as well as qualitative techniques such descriptive statistics, content analysis and thematic analysis. The methods allow the identification and exploration of themes, patterns, and trends related to the adherence to medications in the home healthcare setting.
The overall goal of this method is to provide a thorough examination on medication compliance in the home health setting and insight into possible strategies that could be used to improve patient outcomes and medication adherence.