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CU College of Nursing faculty Mustafa Ozkaynak, PhD

Study Finds Real Life Makes Following Doctor’s Orders Difficult to Manage Chronic Disease

Busy schedules, holidays and travel can result in wrong, dangerous dosing

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AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 19, 2021) - Many patients with chronic disease may intend to follow their doctor’s orders to diet, take their medicine and exercise, but a new study finds that everyday life often gets in the way. When that happens, the study found patients can become stressed and overwhelmed and might lie about dosing or even create their own remedies.

See full press release: New study finds real life makes following doctor’s orders difficult to manage chronic disease PR 011821