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Question Factor increasing patient compliance

A 50 year old African American male patient who is well educated has a herniated sac. The characteristics of this patient most likely to increase his compliance with the treatment plan is his
A. race
B. socioeconomic status
C. back pain
D. education
E. gender
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Not sure of the answer, but I think D) education.
Here's why I ruled out the rest:
A) non-Caucasian race is less likely to be compliant
B) They don't give his socioeconomic status
C) the type of disease and disease severity are not likely to increase compliance
E) Women, especially of high parity, less likely to be compliant, so him being a man may improve his compliance. However, I don't think this is more likely vs education.
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Yes, completely agree with the above!
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D: Education


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why do u say non caucasian race is less likely to be non compliant ??
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D: Education


@Heights

why do u say non caucasian race is less likely to be non compliant ??
There are actually studies that show that the the patient populations less likely to be compliant are women with increased parity, non-caucasian races and lower socioeconomic status. I'm not sure of why this is the so, but I remember reading this somewhere or maybe hearing it in class (can probably google it).
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Jeez thanks .........when i study Behav. Science i will keep a look out for this ...............................i will google and if i find a def answer why its like that ...i will post it here
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it should be D. Education

but i have a bad tendency to read too much into the question....and thus Socioeconomical status makes sense also, but then again we'd have to know is he of high or low socioeconomic status....that in itself could create a dilemma! haha
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Is there no way it could be back pain? Can't rmb reading it anywhere but I rmb my prof. saying something along the lines of--if it gets in the way of his day to day functioning (ie. back pain), he is more likely to comply. May be totally wrong here but I just rmbed that line from him. Where's the answer?
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Yes it could be but compliance requires the patient to adhere to the plan even after the pain stops ...maybe for months........the ppl u describe may stop sticking to the plan when the pain stops !!....on the other hand if they are educated and knows the importance of the treatment even after the symptoms disappear...........i think so
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Your totally right Noothan! I didn't think of it that way. Does anyone know a good resource to read up on compliance. Is it in Kaplan?
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Hey
I too am looking for that.............goona go thru BRS Beh.Science and Conrad fisher cases.......
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Don't know the answer but I had go for "education" mainly because we don't know enough about other factors such as the degree of back pain, socio-economic status etc. to make that judgment. Only thing we really know is that he's well-educated.
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where's this question from?
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Great reasoning everyone! I think it's important for us to be able to reason through questions even when we don't exactly know the answer
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great discussion everyone!
When i was doing this question from BRS,i also thought of education...
but to my surprise,the answer is BACK PAIN..
reason according to the book.."the fact thathe is experiencing pain is most likely to increase this patients compliance with the treatment plan.There is no clear association between compliance and race,socioeconomic status,education or gender"
What do you guys say?
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This is one of those WTF Qs !! IS the results based on statistics or some survey ??
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Wow! These are the types of questions that stump us on the real thing. But it totally makes sense if you look at it that way. If you are in pain, you will def. do whatever it takes to get rid of the pain. But if you have a disease and you can't directly feel the pain, perhaps you wont be as compliant. Guess going to class and listening to the prof. does pay off sometimes lol.
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This question is from BRS review questions at the end of the chapter physician patient relationship.
will this patient with herniated sac be having back pain????
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