Patient
Education
A Practical Approach
s e c o n d e dition
Richard D. Muma, PhD, MPH, PA-C
Associate Provost
Office of Academic Affairs and Research
Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas
Barbara Ann Lyons, MA, PA-C
Associate Professor (Retired)
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
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Muma, Richard D.
Patient education : a practical approach / Richard D. Muma, Barbara Ann Lyons. 2nd ed.
p. ; cm.
Rev. ed. of: Patient education / edited by Richard D. Muma ... [et al.] c1996.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-7710-4
ISBN-10: 0-7637-7710-2
1. Patient education. I. Lyons, Barbara Ann. II. Title.
[DNLM: 1. Patient Education as Topic—methods. W 85]
R727.4.P375 2011
615.5071—dc22
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BRIEF CONTENTS
PART I Patient Education............................................... 1
CHAPTER 1 An Approach to Patient Education ................................... 3
CHAPTER 2 Selecting and Evaluating Sources of Patient Education Materials...............10
CHAPTER 3 Behavior Modication ............................................27
CHAPTER 4 Complementary and Alternative Medicine ..............................35
CHAPTER 5 Managing Medication Nonadherence ..................................41
CHAPTER 6 Incorporating Patient Education into Clinical Practice ......................48
PART II Primary Care Disorders ...........................................55
CHAPTER 7 Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat.........................................57
CHAPTER 8 Pulmonary Disorders .............................................69
CHAPTER 9 Cardiovascular Disorders .........................................104
CHAPTER 10 Rheumatologic Disorders .........................................126
CHAPTER 11 Endocrine Disorders ............................................133
CHAPTER 12 Gastrointestinal Disorders ........................................154
CHAPTER 13 Renal Disorders ...............................................163
CHAPTER 14 Neurologic Disorders ............................................178
CHAPTER 15 Neoplastic Disorders ............................................186
CHAPTER 16 Obstetrics and Gynecology .......................................204
CHAPTER 17 Infectious Diseases ............................................214
CHAPTER 18 Musculoskeletal Disorders ........................................230
CHAPTER 19 Behavior Disorders .............................................243
CHAPTER 20 Pediatric Disorders .............................................258
PART III Patient Information Handouts .....................................285
Complementary and Alternative Medicines .............................287
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat........................................290
Pulmonary Disorders ............................................304
Cardiovascular Disorders .........................................320
Rheumatologic Disorders .........................................332
iv BRIEF CONTENTS
Endocrine Disorders ............................................338
Gastrointestinal Disorders ........................................356
Renal Disorders ...............................................364
Neurologic Disorders ............................................376
Neoplastic Disorders ............................................383
Obstetrics and Gynecology........................................396
Infectious Diseases ............................................406
Musculoskeletal Disorders ........................................425
Behavior Disorders .............................................431
Pediatric Disorders .............................................445

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