We Need Your Help With An Important Study on Medication in Home Settings

The University of Rochester School of Nursing is researching polypharmacy in the home setting and are looking for interested stakeholders to assist them in this study. NAHC believes this research is important and has agreed to help recruit people to take part in the research.

What is the study about?

Optimizing medication use for home health patients. The purpose of this study is to learn from health care professionals such as yourself in the acute, post-acute and primary care, and home health care. Researchers are interested in learning your thoughts on:

  • polypharmacy in home health care,
  • the idea of reducing or stopping certain medications that are no longer needed or without clear benefits to the patient, and
  • the best way to do so through multi-setting and multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Your input will help us design a home health-based, interdisciplinary, telehealth-delivered deprescribing intervention that can reduce or stop the intake of unnecessary medications.

Who is needed?

  • Home Health Care Nurses
  • Home Health Care Agency Managers
  • Home Health Care Agency Directors

You may participate in:

  • One online strategy session to hear what you think about statements others have made on deprescribing for home health patients and the use of telehealth.

If you decide to take part in this study, you could be asked to participate in an activity called “concept mapping”, where you would:

  • be asked a question about simplifying medication regimens and have an opportunity to
    share your thoughts;
  • help organize and rate statements that others have made about reducing or stopping
    certain medications.

What will you receive?

You will receive $50 for your participation in the concept mapping activity. Your participation will last about 45 minutes to 1 hour in total. The process is completely online, auto-saving, and allowing for multiple attempts with each of your attempts saved! 

Visit the study website.

Email or call their team today!

General email: HomeMed@URMC.Rochester.edu

Phone: 585-273-2699

Phone: 585-275-6629