News and publications

News and publications

Impact of a Patient Support Program on Patient Beliefs About Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Persistence to Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy

Impact of a Patient Support Program on Patient Beliefs About Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Persistence to Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy

Friday, March 5, 2021

This published study compares treatment persistence between patients prescribed intravitreal aflibercept (IVT-AFL) for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) in Australia who enrolled on the patient support program (PSP) designed and delivered by Atlantis Health with persistence in a 10% sample of patients from the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) dataset. Patients in the PSP showed 88% persistence after two years on treatment as compared to 64% persistence after two years in the PBS sample. PSP patients also showed improved beliefs about nAMD disease and its treatment over the course of the program.

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Designing a Personalized Digital Patient Support Program for Patients Treated With Growth Hormone: Key Design Considerations

Designing a Personalized Digital Patient Support Program for Patients Treated With Growth Hormone: Key Design Considerations

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Recombinant human growth hormone treatment can optimize growth potential; however, optimal outcomes are not always achieved for several reasons, including poor adherence. This paper describes how the steps of the behavior change wheel were applied to the development of a personalized patient support program designed to maximize the chances of treatment success for people with growth hormone deficiency.

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CareKnowDo: A pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of multichannel support for people with Chronic Kidney Disease

CareKnowDo: A pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of multichannel support for people with Chronic Kidney Disease

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a common, progressive condition. Lifestyle changes and antihypertensive medication can delay progression to Stage 5 (end stage) when transplant or ongoing renal replacement therapy is needed, and is fatal if untreated. However, adherence to these recommendations is often low.

Atlantis Health, in collaboration with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), developed CareKnowDo, an online support tool that provides educational guidance for people with CKD as well as an integrated view of their pre-existing Electronic Health Record, Renal Patient View (PV). The study poster was presented at the 2019 European Health Psychology Society conference in Dubrovik, Croatia. 

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“It’s like having a friend in your pocket”: Refining CBT-informed Digital Support for People with Autoimmune Conditions

“It’s like having a friend in your pocket”: Refining CBT-informed Digital Support for People with Autoimmune Conditions

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mood disorders are common among patients with autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s Disease, and is associated with poor medication adherence and limitations to physical, social, and role functioning.

Atlantis Health presented a poster at the 2019 CBC Conference in London demonstrating that using electronic delivery of CBT (eCBT) for sub-clinical low mood may be an effective way to promote adaptive coping for physical and emotional aspects of autoimmune disease management.

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Supporting Patients Treated with Growth Hormone to Reach Their Growth Potential: Personalized Behavior Change Programs

Supporting Patients Treated with Growth Hormone to Reach Their Growth Potential: Personalized Behavior Change Programs

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGH) treatment can optimize growth potential; however, optimum outcomes are not always achieved owing to several reasons, including poor adherence.

Atlantis Health co-authored a poster that was presented at the 2018 European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology conference, identifying key psychosocial factors and interventions to address these barriers through personalized behavioral patient-support programs.

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What Drives Severe Hemophilia Patients’ Decision to Change Treatment?

What Drives Severe Hemophilia Patients’ Decision to Change Treatment?

Friday, September 7, 2018

Hemophilia patients face many challenges when considering the best treatment for them. Atlantis Health presented a poster at the 2018 European Health Psychology Society conference some new insights into hemophilia patient beliefs about treatment, and the influence these have on treatment decision making.

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Treatment Adherence in Type 1 Hereditary Tyrosinemia

Treatment Adherence in Type 1 Hereditary Tyrosinemia

Friday, December 1, 2017

A mixed-method investigation into the beliefs, attitudes and behavior of adolescent patients, their families and their healthcare team. This paper explores drivers of adherence in rare disease.

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Supporting Treatment Adherence in Young People with Tyrosinaemia type 1: Co-Creation Research of a Discussion Guide for Healthcare Professionals

Supporting Treatment Adherence in Young People with Tyrosinaemia type 1: Co-Creation Research of a Discussion Guide for Healthcare Professionals

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A poster presentation from the 2017 British Psychological Society annual conference.

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