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Medication Questionnaires

CASIC Builder™ includes standard question styles for building medication-specific questionnaires, such as regimen understanding or medication adherence.

  • Regimen style questions display the patient regimen with the question.
  • Single medication style questions display one medication from the patient's regimen along with the question. A separate response for each medication is recorded.
  • Create medication questionnaires with or without medication images.
  • The medication database can be edited, and integrated with other systems.

Individual patient regimens may be stored within the system. CASIC Builder questionnaires automatically accommodate any number of medications in patients' regimens.

Medication Questions: Regimen styles

Regimen selection "Click your pills" regimen selection, and specialized dosing selection questions provide questionnaires with a graphical "mediset builder" interface.
Regimen confirmation When there are discrepancies between self-report and the patient regimen in the database, these question styles display discrepancies and ask the patient for confirmation.
Additional Regimen styles These question styles are intended for questions about the entire regimen. Styles include multiple choice (select one, or select many), and VAS scale.

CASIC Builder offers medication questionnaires specialized "Medication loop" instructions so the same question (or series) can be posed for each patient medication. No programming is required to handle patients with different numbers of medications in their regimen.

Medication Questions: Single Medication Styles

Multiple choice Both single-selection and select-many styles are available.
VAS Scale Five different VAS image styles are included with the software.
Numeric and text entry As with all the individual medication question styles, the medication is displayed with the question.

Provider reports

CASIC Builder™ can link to reports, such as this HIV Medication Adherence Report for the provider (opens a new browser window).

Example regimen display in a "mediset"

Is this how you are supposed to take your medications?
  Morning Afternoon Evening
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Lamivudine 150mg
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Zidovudine 300mg
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Sustiva 600mg
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Topics in adherence research

(Medscape: registration required)

Atreja A; Bellam N; Levy SR; Strategies to Enhance Patient Adherence: Making it Simple Medscape General Medicine 2005;7(1):4

Fletcher CV, Testa MA, Brundage RC, Chesney MA, Haubrich R, Acosta EP, Martinez A, Jiang H, Gulick RM. Four measures of antiretroviral medication adherence and virologic response in AIDS clinical trials group study 359 J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005 Nov 1;40(3):301-6

Ownby RL; Medication adherence and cognition: Medical, personal and economic factors influence level of adherence in older adults Geriatrics 2006:61(2):30-35

Lu M; Safren SA; Skolnik PR; Rogers WH; Coady W; Hardy H; Wilson IB; Optimal Recall Period and Response Task for Self-Reported HIV Medication Adherence AIDS Behav. 2008;12(1):86-94

Safren SA; Kumarasamy N; Hosseinipour M; Harwood MM; Hoffman I; McCauley M; Jumbe A; Nyirenda C; Mimiaga MJ; Solomon S; Celentano D; Mayer KH; Perceptions About the Acceptability of Assessments of HIV Medication Adherence in Lilongwe, Malawi and Chennai, India AIDS and Behavior 2006:10:4:443-450