ABPM: Improving Data Quality and Patient Compliance – Part 1

 

ABPM is the gold standard in blood pressure data collection. Patricia Castellano and Emily Olsson examine how underlying tenets of patient-centricity and empowerment can improve the collection of ABPM data through increased patient compliance, and how sites can benefit from staff training and commitment to ABPM. In part one of our ABPM episodes, find out how to successfully capture ABPM data and improve patient compliance.

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ABPM is the gold standard in blood pressure data collection. Patricia Castellano and Emily Olsson examine how underlying tenets of patient-centricity and empowerment can improve the collection of ABPM data through increased compliance, and how sites can benefit from staff training and commitment to ABPM.

Introduction [00:31]

Patricia Castellano, Senior Director of Product Management at ERT, is joined by Emily Olsson, CCRP, from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for an in-depth look at the keys to implementing a successful ABPM protocol in a cardiac safety trial.

Enhancing Data Quality and Value with Hands-On Training [02:31]

Hands-on training provides benefits to both patients and site staff. Participants who receive training feel more engaged in the ABPM data collection process and are more likely to be compliant. Site coordinators who wear the ABPM cuff as part of their training develop a deeper understanding of the device and can better relate to and communicate with patients. A focus on training improves data quality and, ultimately, usability in clinical and medical applications.

Improving ABPM Patient Compliance [04:21]

Participant preparation can help sites achieve higher patient compliance rates. Standardized instruction sheets and troubleshooting tips and tricks can increase trust between the patient and the site coordinator and empower patients in their ABPM experiences. Coordinators should set realistic expectations about ABPM and how it can be uncomfortable and intrusive, and be available to patients who have questions about ABPM or their device. A transparent relationship between the patient and the site coordinator is critical to compliance.

Successfully Implementing ABPM [09:09]

Successfully implementing ABPM requires training, experience (or a willingness to ask questions), and buy-in from both sites and participants. An important initial step is to gain an understanding of the patient experience by wearing the ABPM device. Schedule internal meetings on a regular basis to identify trends and issues that can be improved with better site or patient education.


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Emily Olsson ABPM and patient compliance expert

Emily Olsson is a certified clinical research professional experienced in planning, implementing, and overseeing clinical projects in a variety of therapeutic areas. She has a passion for research bolstered by a focus on compliance, quality assurance, process improvement, and high participant enrollment and retention.


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